President Obama traveled to Charleston, South Carolina June 27 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.
Below, see video of President Obama’s eulogy, where he paid tribute Rev. Pinckney and others, and sang a bit of “Amazing Grace.” Read the full eulogy here.
“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
Video and transcript courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov.