Barack Obama disrupted tradition after giving a commencement speech for the Air Force Academy graduating class at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs. The traditional Thunderbird F-16 ‘after-graduation’ show was delayed as Obama and his motorcade made its way back to Air Force One to jet to a fundraiser in downtown Denver. The flyover did happen as the cadets threw their caps into the air immediately after graduation, but the much anticipated show of the F-16 diamond and arrowhead formations took a backseat to The Won’s exit. Read Obama’s Air Force Academy speech transcript and comments here.
- 19 June 2012 at 6:06pm
- Maggie’s Notebook | Grumpy Opinions 19 June 2012 at 8:06pm
- Obama Air Force Academy Graduation Speech Transcript June 2012 – American Century | Maggie's Notebook