Biden will speak at Coast Guard commencement

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Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver the keynote address May 22 during the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 132nd Commencement exercises in New London, Conn.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Cadet Memorial Field; attendance is by invitation only.

"Commencement is always a special time here, but it is particularly memorable when the Vice President of the United States is here to present the commissions to our new ensigns," Coast Guard Academy superintendent Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz said in a statement. "This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the academy and the city of New London."

Last year, Vice President Biden delivered the keynote address for graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Inclement weather plans call for the event to be held in Leamy Hall Auditorium.