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Published on Jan 17, 2009
Former US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelts funeral at Hyde Park was attended by President John F. Kennedy and former Presidents Truman and Eisenhower. At her memorial service, Adlai Stevenson asked, "What other single human being has touched and transformed the existence of so many?" Stevenson also said that Roosevelt was someone "who would rather light a candle than curse the darkness." She was laid to rest next to Franklin at the family compound in Hyde Park, New York on November 10, 1962.
The Rev. Dr. Gordon L. Kidd delivers a eulogy at the burial of former US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as dignitaries including President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon Johnson look on.
US President John F. Kennedy announces the signing of a bill establishing the Eleanor Roosevelt Foundation. US Ambassador to the United Nations Adlai Stevenson speaks as President John F. Kennedy looks on at a press conference about the permanently established Eleanor Roosevelt Foundation.