President Barack Obama joined mourners in Charleston, South Carolina today at the funeral of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, one of the victims of the racially charged massacre/domestic terrorist attack that occurred in the city last week.
The President delivered a touching eulogy for the reverend, who was also a South Carolina Senator and friend of Obama’s. The most memorable part of his contribution was at the end of his speech when he led the crowd in singing “Amazing Grace,” and closed by naming each of the nine victims.
Another highlight of the President’s contribution was his mention of the Confederate flag, which has been hotly debated as of late for still being used, despite representing the slavery-supporting Confederacy that existed before the Civil War. “By taking down that flag, we express God’s grace,” the President said. “But I don’t think God wants us to stop there.”