President Obama will travel to Dallas on Tuesday for a memorial for the victims of Thursday’s sniper attack in that city, the White House announced.
The announcement from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest came Sunday as the president wrapped up an abbreviated visit to Spain and prepared to head home.
Speaking to U.S. service members at a naval base before leaving Spain, Obama noted the anxieties Americans are feeling about security threats at home and abroad.
“As tough as the challenges are, as serious as the threats that we face, the one thing that I have learned during the time I have had the privilege to be president of the United States is that the American people are good, and they are decent,” he said.
“People of good will will ultimately overcome the forces that seek to divide us.”
The White House said Obama would speak Tuesday at an interfaith service at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center at the invitation of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.