Joint Base Charleston –
During an evening Bible study class on June 17, 2015, nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston were gunned down.
In response to the shooting and in support of the victims, JB Charleston held a prayer vigil in the base chapel on Thursday, June 25th.
According to Chaplain Daniel Thompson, "It was an opportunity, as a military family, to remember and pay respect to the victims of the assault and their loved ones. Additionally, it gave us time, as individuals, to release any hatred, animosity, ill will or negativity of any sort and recommit ourselves to a higher standard of justice, compassion and humility toward God and one another."
The prayer vigil included hymns, inspirational readings and prayers.