President Obama talks with Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, during the memorial service. "It was a memorial, but it was almost a thanksgiving as well," NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports from South Africa. "I think people are so grateful to what Nelson Mandela and his generation of freedom fighters did to liberate South Africa."
A woman sings in the stands. "There is, of course, much music — some of it mournful and some of it joyful," Quist-Arcton reports. "Either way, South Africans are dancing and swaying, with their umbrellas up."