Presdient Obama Leads Memorial Service for Those Killed in Ft. Hood Shooting
Thousands of family, friends, and fellow soldiers crowded into a memorial service at Fort Hood, Texas, on Tuesday to pay tribute to the 13 men and women killed at the post last Thursday, including Staff Sergeant Amy Krueger from Kiel.
They gathered to say good-bye -- united by tragedy but more importantly by the will to persevere.
"Their lives speak to the strength, the dignity, and the decency of those who serve," President Barack Obama eulogized, "and that is how they will be remembered."
President Obama told a sea of mourners Tuesday that the lives of 13 people who died at the hands of a gunman here last week affirm the nation's "core values" in a time of war and selfishness.
"In an age of selfishness, they embody responsibility," Obama said at a memorial service attended by several thousand soldiers and civilians. "In an era of division, they call upon us to come together. In a time of cynicism, they remind us of who we are as Americans."