"We are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith. A man who believed in things not seen. A man who believed there were better days ahead, off in the distance. A man of service who persevered, knowing full well he would not receive all those things he was promised, because he believed his efforts would deliver a better life for those who followed."
— President Obama, on the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney
Today, President Obama traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to honor the life of pastor and state senator Clementa Pinckney — one of the nine who lost their lives in last week's shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.