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Re: John Lewis’ Funeral Tomorrow

The young boy who read Invictus, what a tearjerker. I wish I had written his name down so I could Google it. I just love that poem, and it's obvious why John Lewis did too.

 

I am enjoying President Bush's speech too.

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Re: John Lewis’ Funeral Tomorrow


@Greeneyedlady21 wrote:

The young boy who read Invictus, what a tearjerker. I wish I had written his name down so I could Google it. I just love that poem, and it's obvious why John Lewis did too.

 

I am enjoying President Bush's speech too.


@Greeneyedlady21,

 

A 12-year-old boy John Lewis befriended two years ago read the late congressman's favorite poem at his service today.

 

"This is John Lewis' favorite poem," Tybre Faw said before reading "Invictus."


""John Lewis was my hero and my friend. Let's honor him by getting into good trouble," Faw said after he read the poem."

 

Faw and Lewis met in Selma, Alabama, in March of 2018. CNN was there covering the annual civil rights pilgrimage that Lewis led when reporters saw Tybre standing outside a church where Lewis was attending a service.

 

He held a sign that read, "Thank you Rep. John Lewis. You have shown me how to have courage."

 

(Read more about their friendship here:  cnn.com/2020/07/19/politics/john-lewis-tybre-faw/index.html

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@Marp Thank you, now I remember seeing a news story about Tybre.

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Clinton was his usual urbane self ... 

 

 

 

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@BeccaLou wrote:

@Coquille The funeral was Monday, the 27 th. I know this because they took off "Days of our Lives "


Sure hope it is on today. Couldn't believe they took it off the other day.


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Beautiful statement from President Carter. 

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I love this song.

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I was singing right along with her @JaneMarple   ...

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What a love story. Heart Heart Heart

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