Tonight as part of our celebration we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the appointment of Robert F. Kennedy as Attorney General.
I think the primary reason that we continue to celebrate his legacy fifty years later is his ability to be an inspiration to others.
Is the ignition of that flame from one person to another that helps to create light in dark places.
Following hurricane Katrina the RFK Center added their fire to my own. And helped to bring 19 billion more dollars to the Gulf Coast to help people recover from hurricane Katrina.
In 2006 that same fire helped to save 10 thousand homes from being reclaimed by the City of New Orleans.
In 2010 following the BP oil drilling disaster the flame of the RFK Center has been instrumental in helping us to fight for healthcare access to rural communities of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
As we watch this upcoming film about a recent trip that the RFK Center took to the Gulf Coast following the BP oil drilling disaster I hope that you all will help those who find themselves in these dark times who need the assistance of someone else’s fire, someone else’s inspiration.
The video shown after Stephen Bradberry's speech