Exactly one year ago today, President Obama was focused on trying to help a community heal from a massive tornado that killed dozens when he spoke at a high school commencement in Joplin, Mo. Joplin, like Moore, Okla., Monday, was leveled by a tornado in late May of 2011. …
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On May 22nd, one of the worst tornadoes in U.S. history decimated the small town of Joplin, Missouri. 161 people died, and thousands more lost everything they owned, including their homes. Even the local 1,200-student high school was destroyed (along with nine other smaller schools). Show More Summary
Today Pres. Barack Obama spoke at the Joplin High School Commencement Ceremony to mark the anniversary of one of the worst tornadoes ever. [ more › ]
It was graduation night on May 22, 2011, when Joplin High School and m...
President Obama spoke at the high school commencement Monday night about the power of community, the "bigness of spirit," and the value of unity. The gist of his message centered on how a community set aside its differences to come together and rebuild after the tornado that nearly wiped out the entire city. Show More Summary
One of the things I remembered hearing in Joplin was Will's mom saying to, "Live Your Life Like Will". Her loss and message helped guide me in those early days.
Right-wing media responded to President Obama's May 21 high school commencement speech in Joplin, Missouri, by claiming that Obama "preache[d] socialist BS," called for "military-style community action during crises," and that he "uncorked...Show More Summary
It’s been a year since a tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri. Now, President Obama returned to address the 2012 graduation class at Joplin High School. He gave credit to the community for its resiliency. “You are the source of inspiration today,” the president said. “To me, to this state, to this country and the people all [...]
JOPLIN, Mo. — President Obama took a break from the world stage and the campaign trail late Monday to heap praise on this southwestern Missouri city a year after a giant tornado cut a deadly path through the area, claiming 161 lives. Read full article >>
Joplin, Missouri (CNN) – On the eve of the one year anniversary of the tornado that ripped apart the southern Missouri town of Joplin, Missouri, killing 161 residents and injuring 900 others, President Barack Obama told graduating high school seniors they and their town serve as an inspiration. "We can define our own lives not [...]
A year after a tornado devastated the Missouri town of Joplin and killed 161 people, President Obama on Monday night addressed the graduating seniors of Joplin High School, telling them that their resilience in the face of disaster was an inspiration to people everywhere. Read full article >>
After a weekend of NATO meetings, President Obama flew to Joplin, Missouri, Monday night to speak at Joplin High's graduation, one year after a tornado devastated the community and killed 161 people. Because of the students, the administrators, the city, and volunteers from acro …
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A year after a deadly tornado flattened the city of Joplin, Mo., in 32 minutes, taking with it 161 residents and thousands of homes, President Barack Obama told the city's graduating high school seniors Monday night that the country can learn from their persevering …
President Barack Obama will address the 2012 graduating class of Joplin High School Monday night at the school's commencement ceremony. The address comes almost one year after severe tornadoes devastated the Missouri town. Obama visited Joplin on May 29, 2011 to view the damage and participate in a memorial service for victims of the storm. [...]
Monday night, Obama is set to speak at Joplin High School’s commencement ceremony, nearly one year after a tornado stuck the town, wiping out 7,500 buildings, including the High School, and killing 161. On May 22, 2011, two high school students were killed as the tornado hi …
President Obama will wrap up the NATO summit in Chicago on Monday, then head to Joplin, Mo. to speak at a high school commencement as the city prepares to mark the first anniversary of the deadly tornadoes that struck it in 2011. Read full article >>