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Local leaders share reaction to Obama visit
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A man in a religious robe wipes away tears during the Together We Thrive event at McKale Center last week.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, State Representative Vic Williams, along with many others, takes a photo of Dr. Peter Rhee, the surgeon who is working with U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Rhee is a 24-year military surgeon who treated numerous battlefield injuries while in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A woman in the audience shares her message of hope during President Barack Obama’s speech last week.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, President Barack Obama addresses the crowd at McKale Center last Wednesday night in the wake of the mass shooting on Jan. 8.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Thousands of people applaud President Barack Obama in McKale Center.