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Joplin: Remember, Rejoice, Rebuild

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To mark the anniversary of the Joplin tornado, we've put together a piece featuring interviews with those who've witnessed and contributed to the city's remarkable recovery, photos from the effort to rebuild, and video from President Obama's visit to Joplin.
Joplin: Remember, Rejoice, Rebuild (May 21, 2012)

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the deadly tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri, killing 161 and displacing thousands.

Tonight, President Obama will deliver the commencement address to the Joplin High School class of 2012 -- the first group of students to graduate since the storm. You can watch his remarks live at 9:15 PM ET.

To mark the anniversary, we've put together a piece featuring interviews with those who've witnessed and contributed to the city's remarkable recovery, photos from the effort to rebuild, and video from President Obama's visit to Joplin.

Check it out: http://www.whitehouse.gov/joplin