The youngest and last surviving Kennedy brother, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy has lost his battle with brain cancer.
The Democratic Party elder died at his Cape Cod home with his family close by. The announcement made Wednesday sent an entire country into mourning.
Kennedy took office in 1962 after his brother was elected President. Since that time, he's attached his name to nearly every major piece of social legislation that's cleared Congress.
People here in Baton Rouge say the Senator will always be remembered for committing himself to making a difference.