President Obama Delivers Commencement Speech to the Joplin High School Senior Class

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

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