Air Force One landed at Joplin Regional Airport at 6:24 CDT. The President stepped off at 6:38.
He was greeted by Sen. Claire McCaskill, Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri First Lady Georganne Nixon, Rep. Billy Long and Joplin Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean.
He walked over to the roughly 100 people waiting near the small terminal, standing outside on a beautiful spring evening with a sunny sky and light breeze.
He shook hands, and signed a copy of the book, “Of Thee I Sing.” Motorcade rolled out at 6:49 pm CDT.
People lined parts of the motorcade route, some waving American flags, many taking pictures. One held a hand written sign asking him to not forget. The Motorcade arrived at Missouri Southern State University at 7:04 pm CDT.
After a 21-minute commencement address, the President’s Motorcade left the Missouri Southern State University campus at 9:17 pm CDT.
The President Arrived back at Joplin Regional Airport at 9:32 pm. Air Force One’s wheels were up at 9:41