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Biden to speak at Wake Forest graduation

Posted April 17, 2009 4:32 p.m. EDT
Updated April 17, 2009 4:43 p.m. EDT

— Vice President Joe Biden will speak at graduations at Syracuse University, Wake Forest University and at the United States Air Force Academy.

The White House on Friday announced Biden would travel to Syracuse in New York state on May 10, Wake Forest in North Carolina on May 19 and the Air Force Academy in Colorado on May 27 for commencement exercises.

The trip to Winston-Salem will mark Biden's third visit to North Carolina in less than two months. He appeared in Duplin and Wayne counties on April 1 to tout the economic stimulus package's impact on rural communities, and he spoke at Fort Bragg a week later to welcome the XVIII Airborne Corps back from Iraq.

The White House previously said President Barack Obama would speak at Arizona State University, the University of Notre Dame and the U.S. Naval Academy.