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The Commencement Speech I Wish I Heard

Invited guests, families, friends and most of all members of the Class of 2014. We gather on this momentous day to celebrate the hard work and dedication that you have exhibited these past few years. You should be proud of all that you have done.

Graduates take a moment to honor your families and friends who have traveled far and wide to be with you on this day. Whether it was the phone call to mom or dad just to hear their voice (though we know you won't admit that). Whether it was the call to grandma and grandpa when you were in need of reassuring words or the occasional deposit into your account. Or whether it was the aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family members that cheered you on from the sidelines. This is as much their day as it is yours. Stand up, turn around and give them a public standing ovation for being the wind beneath your sails these past few years.

Often times at graduations people hear how amazing they are. It is often said that the graduating class h…