Famous and Memorable Eulogies and Tributes
This is the text of the eulogy delivered by President George W. Bush for former President Gerald R. Ford during the Funeral Service held at the Washington National Cathedral on January 2, 2007.
This is the text of the eulogy delivered for former President Gerald R. Ford by Vice President Dick Cheney during the State Funeral ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Saturday, December 30, 2006. Vice President Cheney served as President Ford's Chief of Staff during Ford's administration.
On on September 20, 2006 Bindi Iwrin delivered one of the most moving memorials in recent memory--her final tribute to her Dad, Steve Irwin who died suddenly and unexpectedly on September 4, 2006. The text of her memorable and inspiring tribute is included.
His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedictus XVI) delivered the following homily at the Funeral Mass of Pope John Paul II on the 8th of April, 2005 in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican.
This is the memorial speech delivered by President George W. Bush during a memorial service at the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, held in memory of the seven astronauts who lost their lives in Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
This Memorial Tribute to John F. Kennedy Junior was delivered by his uncle, Senator Edward M. Kennedy on the 23rd of July 1999 in the Church of St. Thomas More in New York City. John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister, Lauren died unexpectedly on Friday, July 16, 1999 in a solo plane crash water off of Martha's Vineyard.
Even though they'd been apart for more than 24 years, Cher accepted the invitation and delivered a Eulogy for her former husband, partner and friend Sonny Bono at his funeral service in Palm Springs, California on the 9th of January 1998. Then Senator Sonny Bono died from injuries sustained in a skiing accident.
The Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales occurred at Westminster Abbey on Saturday the 6th of September 1997 at 11.00 a.m. Her brother Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, the 9th Earl Spencer, delivered the following Tribute for his sister Diana.
On September 6, 1997 Sir Elton John sang a moving, memorable, musical tribute to his dear friend, Diana the Princess of Wales as part of her funeral service. He has only performed this version of Candle in the Wind, 1997 once--at the funeral.
While not originally written as a memorial Josh Groban sang a beautiful moving tribute of his song "You Raise Me Up" as a musical memorial for the Columbia Crew at Superbowl XXXVIII (28), February 1, 2004.
In 1989 John Cleese delivered a memorable memorial speech for his friend and former Monty Python partner Graham Chapman at a memorial service held in the Great Hall at St Bartholomew's Hospital. This humorous eulogy for Chapman has become a classic in which Cleese advantage of "this glorious opportunity to shock you all on his behalf," which he proceeded to do.
On January 28, 1986, President Reagan delivered the following address to the nation after the Challenger explosion. Only a few hours after the disaster, this speech was delivered to the American people via nationwide radio and television.
The following eulogy was delivered by President Reagan on January 31, 1986 at a memorial service held in Houston Texas for the Challenger astronauts--Dick Scobee, Michael Smith, Judith Resnik, Ellison Onizuka, Ronald McNair, Gregory Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe.
These are the eulogy remarks delivered by Maya Angelou on the 7th of February 2006 at the Funeral Service for Coretta Scott King, widow of Martin Luther King Jr.
This is the eulogy delivered for Rosa Parks on the 31 October 2005 at the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington D.C by Oprah Winfrey.
This is the eulogy delivered by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter delivered at Mattie Stepanek's funeral service on the 28th of June 2004. Mattie wanted to be remembered as a "Poet, Peacemaker, and Philosopher Who Played."
Patti Labelle sang "Way Up There", a song commissioned by the NASA Art Program to celebrate the Centennial of Flight in 2003 at the February 6, 2003 memorial service for Columbia. The song was later nominated for a Grammy.
Josh Groban's song "To Where You Are" became a source of comfort for the entire country following the September 11th 2001 tragedy. It continues to be a source of comfort for many who are grieving a loss. The song can be found in the music section of his website.
This is the eulogy given by Senator John McCain in honor of Mark Bingham on the 22nd of September 2001. Mark Bingham was one of the many heroes on United Flight 93 who died averting another airplane crash on September 11, 2001.