Actor and singer Jamie Foxx stood on stage with his family and first responders. He thanked them for their willingness to run towards the danger they faced.
Foxx gave a message of hope saying, "Together, we shall overcome the pain. Together, we can unite as a people and as a nation."
Foxx's introduction was followed by a powerful performance of R.E.M.'s Everybody Hurts by Kelly Clarkson and P!nk.