CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Public officials paid tribute to longtime pastor Daniel L. Simmons Sr. in the last of the services for the nine victims of a shooting at a predominantly black Charleston church.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/1Jvnrdk) the three-hour service for Simmons on Tuesday drew an overflow crowd at Greater St. Luke AME Church.
Gov. Nikki Haley said the pain of the shootings won't stop just because it's the final service. Haley also told the audience that the Confederate flag will come down, adding that when it does, the families of the victims will be at peace.
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley suggested to the audience that a proposed International African American Museum will someday have an exhibit featuring the victims of the shootings at Emanuel AME Church.
Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com