The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63998   Message #3958629
Posted By: keberoxu
26-Oct-18 - 08:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: Matthew Shepard (1976-1998)
Subject: RE: BS: Matthew Shepard
Those Mudcatters who listen to the Weekend Edition of NPR probably
know all the details about what led up to today's ceremony in Washington DC.

I don't listen, so I had to look around and check news stories
for details.
I did not know how an American citizen gets the privilege of
interment of their remains/cremains in the National Cathedral.

The Cathedral's Episcopal dean has to formalize and approve each case.
As the news has reported,
retired Episcopal priest Gene Robinson (now active at Chautauqua)
is a friend of Matthew Shepard's parents.
The Shepards told rev. Robinson that someone had suggested the National Cathedral,
and Robinson contacted the Cathedral on their behalf.

That's what I read ... hopefully this is accurate.

I was unaware that
Helen Keller, and her mentor Annie Sullivan,
were both interred there.   "The Miracle Worker."
Classy company.