President Honors Greensburg Graduates

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President Bush hailed the remarkable recovery of one southern Kansas town, a year after a monster tornado destroyed almost everything in sight.

Bush addressed Greensburg's graduating class of 18 boys and girls and personally handed out each diploma on Sunday. It is the first time the president has delivered a high school commencement speech, an honor recognizing how far the town has come.

The tornado that flattened Greensburg was the worst in the United States in years. It raged at 205 mph, spanned more than a mile and a half, and killed 11 people.

Bush visited Greensburg after the tornado hit and promised brighter days ahead. Now, clear signs of devastation remain, but spirits are high and rebuilding is under way.

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