Michael Kennedy & Edward Walsh



Fraternal and camaraderie are two of the vocabulary words learned reading about Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy, who died fighting a fire in Boston in 2014.

Mr. Walsh was a devoted family man and youth athletics coach; Mr. Kennedy was an Iraq veteran and Big Brother mentor. Public service doesn’t just indicate their employment, it describes how they chose to live.

“Eddie lived more in 43 years than many of us will do in 80,” his sister said. Mr. Kennedy’s 33 years are brimming with life as well: “Michael never met a high school he couldn’t be expelled from,” according to his mother.