President Obama on Sunday met with victims of the Aurora, Colorado, shooting, recalling stories "filled with memory."
"It was an opportunity for families to describe how wonderful their brother, or their son, or daughter was, and the lives that they have touched, and the dreams that they held for the future," Obama said in a hallway of the University of Colorado Hospital. "I confessed to them that words are always inadequate in these kinds of situations, but that my main task was to serve as a representative of the entire country and let them know that we are thinking about them at this moment and will continue to think about them each and every day, and that the awareness that not only all of America but much of the world is thinking about them might serve as some comfort."
Reflecting on the victims' stories, the president said the stories of recovery are a reminder that "even in the darkest of days, life continues, and people are strong and people bounce back and people are resilient."
Watch video of Obama's remarks below: