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Matthew Shepard is laid to rest at National Cathedral in Washington DC: ‘You Are Safe Now’

From The Washington Post:

Bells chimed softly, a flute slowly played “Morning Has Broken” and thousands filled the soaring nave of the Washington National Cathedral on Friday for the interment of Matthew Shepard, the man whose murder 20 years ago came to symbolize the hatred many Americans have harbored toward gay people.

The poignant service was at once a funeral and a celebration of life, a moment of closure for Shepard’s loved ones and of remembrance for all those moved by the slaying of the 20-year-old Shepard, who was pistol-whipped and left for dead in a remote Wyoming prairie.

Below is video of the entire service. God bless Matthew Shepard and his family. We will never forget him.

Related: NPR coverage of the service HERE

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  1. Some of his personal items were donated to the Smithsonian. Very fitting for Matt Boy!

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