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Final salute

Published:Saturday | August 9, 2014 | 8:00 AM
The body of Sir Howard Cooke, former Governor General, is being lowered into the grave at the National Heroes Park in Kingston, yesterday.
Members of the Jamaica Defence Force salute as their colleagues carry the coffin bearing the body of former Governor General Sir Howard Cooke.-Gladstone Taylor/Photographer
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Sir Howard eulogised as exemplary statesman

In life, the educator extraordinaire; political giant; nationalist and statesman - that was former Governor General Sir Howard Felix Hanlan Cooke - he would not have had it any other way.

Political divisiveness diminished yesterday at the state funeral of the national figure, who boldly, yet humbly, penetrated the realms of academia and ascended gloriously the political spectrum, to rise to become head of state.