People across the nation continue to mourn for Aretha Franklin after her death on August 16 at the age of 76. Tributes to the music legend sprung up almost immediately, many of them centered in her beloved hometown of Detroit. While many celebrities paid their respects on social media, former president Barack Obama, himself a frequent steward of Franklin's late-in-life legend, spoke for everyone when he wrote: "America has no royalty. But we do have a chance to earn something more enduring.... Aretha may have passed on to a better place, but the gift of her music remains to inspire us all." Here, a look at the memorials from across the nation. (Above: The marquee of the Fillmore Theater in Detroit pays RESPECT to the Queen of Soul.)Mario Tama/Getty Images SAY A LITTLE PRAYER MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images FOREVER AND EVER
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