Chesney Performs at RFK Remembrance Ceremony

posted June 7th, 2018 at 2:47 pm

No Comments »
by Josh

A remembrance was held at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and Kenny Chesney attended and performed “This Land is Your Land.” (VIDEO below)

Of all who delivered the words of Robert Kennedy at Arlington cemetery on Wednesday, 50 years after his assassination, surely none felt them as intimately as John Lewis.

He read from the speech – an unscripted plea for love, wisdom, justice and compassion for black and white – that he personally witnessed Kennedy give in Indianapolis on the night that Martin Luther King was shot.

“It was very, very moving,” he told the Guardian. “From time to time you have what I call an executive session with yourself. I said to myself that evening: ‘We still have Bobby.’ Two months later, he was gone.”

Now a Democratic congressman from Georgia, Lewis was among readers and speakers including former president Bill Clinton, the House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, and 18-year-old gun safety campaigner Emma González at the hour-long memorial service in bright sunshine. Country singer Kenny Chesney sang This Land Is Your Land and the American University Gospel Choir performed The Battle Hymn of the Republic, a favourite of Kennedy’s.




Tagged in Special Appearances, Videos

SUBSCRIBE


Receive a daily e-mail
with the latest news!

GET CHESNEY TICKETS