Obama Visits Joplin, Mo. for Memorial Service

Monday, May 30, 2011

President Barack Obama greets people as he pays a visit to the community that was devastated a week ago by a tornado on May 29, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. (Joe Readle//Getty)

Sunday, President Obama visited Joplin, Missouri to assure tornado victims that their country would not forget them. The giant tornado killed as many as 136 and destroyed the homes of many more. The president spoke to the people of Joplin during a memorial service for the dead. Truck driver and Joplin resident, Kenneth Irvin shares his impressions of the president's visit and updates us on how he is coping with the damage.  


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Produced by:

Max Bernstein

Comments [4]

Joe Grimm from Michigan

Molly, I think we can let Celeste enjoy her Detroit coney in Detroit and introduce her to Flint-style coneys when she visits Flint. There is room in the world for both styles.

Angelo's (also Starlite and Mega) are just a different experience than Detroit style.

May. 31 2011 02:32 PM
myles from boston

Is Obama lying or mentally ill? He told the people of Joplin that we can't know when storms like this will hit, but he slashed NASA and NOAAs budget, axing the satellites that we would need to foresee these events. Also, Saturn's raging with storms right now, maybe the sun knows something we don't? For more watch this:


May. 30 2011 04:01 PM
molly from detroit

celeste, very close, but no cigar. best coney island is about sixty miles north, in flint! even though i've been in detroit for twelve years, the famous angelo's coney, on the east side of flint reigns supreme molly

May. 30 2011 09:33 AM
Ed from Larchmont

At Fatima Mary told the children that 'War is a punishment for sin.' So, we have to stop the crimes we are involved in, the worst today being abortion, otherwise we face future wars and more lost family members.

May. 30 2011 09:23 AM

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