Marines salute President Obama as he arrives by helicopter at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to board Air Force One for his departure to Joplin
President Obama exits Air Force One on his arrival at Joplin Regional Airport
…. greeted by Missouri Gov Jay Nixon
…. greeted by Joplin Mayor Melodee Colbert-Kean
Washington Post: President Obama will address Joplin High School’s graduating seniors in southwest Missouri late Monday, marking the one-year anniversary of the devastating tornado that destroyed an enormous path through the city and claimed 160 lives.
It was graduation night on May 22, 2011, too, when Joplin High School and more than 7,500 other buildings were destroyed by what has proven to be among the deadliest and costliest tornadoes in United States history….
….. Obama is expected to commemorate the losses as well as celebrate the success of the recovery effort so far in Joplin, where a temporary high school was set up at a local mall in time for the start of the 2011-12 school year.