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Presidential pit stop: Memorable moments with the commander in chief in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Sooner State has become a popular destination for presidents.

In good times and bad, our nation's leaders have been here to campaign, offer aid and condolences and even provide a few laughs.

Oklahoma is a frequent presidential pit stop.

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Oklahoma City and Lake Eufaula.

President Clinton is no stranger to Oklahoma City. He has been here several times, during and after his presidency, including the dedication of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in 2000.

The Oklahoma State class of 2006 had the honor of hearing from the nation's 43rd president.

President George W. Bush delivered part politics and part stand up comedy, and even made time for a Stillwater favorite.

"Laura sends her greetings. She's disappointed she couldn't be here with me. She was even more disappointed when she found out I had planned a romantic dinner for two at Eskimo Joe's," Bush said.

Throughout the years, our nation's leaders have shown their support for Oklahoma.

It was May 26, 2013, when President Barack Obama toured Plaza Towers Elementary and surrounding neighborhoods.

"A picture is worth a thousand words, and what we're seeing here I think gives you some sense of what the people of Moore, and the people of Oklahoma have been dealing with," he said.

 

 

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