The College of Charleston’s TD Arena will serve as the venue for a memorial service at 10 a.m. on June 17, 2016, marking the one-year anniversary of the shootings at Emanuel A.M.E. Church that claimed the lives of nine members of the church on June 17, 2015.
The memorial service is sponsored by Bishop Richard Franklin Norris of the statewide AME district and is one of several events organized by the City of Charleston and the church to be held from June 15 to June 26 in honor of the victims, their families and the congregation.
Tickets to attend the memorial service can be reserved by calling 803.935.0500 by June 9, 2016.
On June 26, 2015, nine days after last summer’s tragedy, TD Arena was the site of the funeral for slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney. President Barack Obama eulogized Pinckney in a stirring speech that was instantly regarded as one of the finest of his presidency.