In light of the violent tornadoes in Missouri, President Obama recently spoke at a community memorial service at Missouri Southern State University. He offered his kind words of reflection and comfort for those affected by the  devastating tornado on May 22.

“This is not just your tragedy. This is a national tragedy,” Obama said.”The cameras may leave, the spotlight may shift, but we will be with you every step of the way,” he told those gathered fro the memorial service, who broke into applause.