National Park Service paying tribute to Kennedys

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The National Park Service is celebrating the 97th anniversary of its creation by examining the lives of Ted and Eunice Kennedy and how the years they spent growing up in Brookline helped shape them.

The National Park Service says President John F. Kennedy was the most famous Kennedy sibling, but both Eunice and Ted also made significant contributions to American politics and society.

Eunice Kennedy began her life in Brookline and went on to create the Special Olympics, offering new opportunities to many Americans who were previously overlooked.

Ted Kennedy was not born in Brookline, but his involvement in the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site greatly influenced the creation of the site at the president's birthplace in the city.

The National Parks Service has organized various special events at the former Kennedy family home in Brookline.