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Indy honors Robert F. Kennedy 51 years after his death

Posted at 11:58 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 23:58:29-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Leaders and community members honored Robert F. Kennedy's legacy Thursday on the 51st anniversary of his assassination.

The former attorney general and U.S. senator will forever be linked to Indianapolis. Kennedy broke the news of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in April 1968 and famously gave a spech that is credited with helping keep the peace in the city.

Organizers said the message of that speech is still relevant today.

"That message is a message of forgiveness, really," Tom Wade said. "That we all have tough times and things will never be perfect, but just like any message of "still we reach" is the main driving focus of the memorial itself is that we still gotta just keep trying."

Last year, Congress passed a bill that recognizes the park at 17th and Broadway, the site of Kennedy's historic speech, as a national commemorative site.