Wednesday June 5, 1968 the democrat senator of the New - York state Robert Kennedy wins the California primaries for the 1968 presidential election and runs for the Michigan primaries. He pronounces a speech in which he calls the electors staying together like he does two months ago after the Martin Luther King assassination. Then he goes through the Ambassador hotel kitchen in spite of his body guard advises and will be killed by a fanatic Palestinian named Shiran Shiran. The Robert Kennedy dead body will be carry to the Saint - Patrick church in New - York where he will receive the tribute from anonymous or famous persons. After the body is carried by funeral train to the Arlington cimetery where he will be burried near his brother John.
All along the way from New - York city to Washington DC the people stay near the railroad for giving a last and spontaneous tribute to the one who his name and his action mean a kind of hope. This isn't the first that the american people tributes a train which carries the president dead body. They have already tribute the Lincoln body in 1865 and the Roosevelt body in 1945 but with Kennedy it's like they have lost a part of their innocence. In the funeral train the Kennedy family have forbidden to the photographer Paul Fusco to shoot the family and the coffin. Fusco photographes only the people outside and become the "eye of the dead" who fixes his country and his inhabitants forever.