Thousands Come from all over to Mourn with Charleston

People join hands in prayer as thousands of marchers meet on Charleston's main bridge in a show of unity after nine black church parishioners were gunned down during a Bible study, Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

More than a week after tragedy struck Charleston, SC, people are continuing to mourn the loss of the 9 killed in the church shooting.

Charlestonians aren’t alone. People from all over the country are coming to the Holy City to show their love and support.

They say the city has really set an example for the rest of the nation.

“A wonderful example of how to handle adversity, and when things like this happen tragic things you can do a lot just by loving people,” Voncille Grenne said.

Voncille Grenne came all the way from Maryland to show her love for the people of Charleston, SC.

“Immediately my first impression was that there’s unity among the people out here, there is a lot of love,” Grenne said.

Greene is just one of the thousands who made the trip to Charleston to pay their respects. The streets were packed with out of towners just looking to comfort someone.

“Giving out water, giving out hugs, giving out love to those who wanted it and to those who didn’t want it,” Octavia Milligan said.

Octavia Milligan has been in front of Mother Emanuel AME Church from 8 in the morning until 11 at night sharing kind words with anyone and everyone willing to listen. Helping alongside her was Dawn Hill from Greenville.

Hill says instead of hate taking place where tragedy happened, love took over.

“They just want love. Wanting somebody to listen to them, want arms to wrap around them, and they’re wanting prayer,” Hill said.

A theme she hopes continues.

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