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The Ohio State University Graduation
The Ohio State University Graduation was amazingly fun and interesting for the speaker of the commencement was The President of the United States Barrack Obama. With his compelling speech about graduates in this economy and their dreams to be. The Ohio State will award 10,143 Graduates will receive their diplomas who have plans to change the world.
On Sunday, May 5, Ohio Stadium was fill our the next generation of artists, health professionals, engineers, and scientist.
As the starts his speech the President Barack Obama says: Thank you. (Long Applause.) Hello, Buckeyes! O-H!
The President goes on to say… ”
But, Class of 2013, your path to this moment has wound you through years of breathtaking change. You were born as freedom forced its way through a wall in Berlin, tore down an Iron Curtain across Europe. You were educated in an era of instant information that put the world’s accumulated knowledge at your fingertips. And you came of age as terror touched our shores; and an historic recession spread across the nation; and a new generation signed up to go to war.
(In attendance Annie Leibovitz, Archie Griffin and President Gordon Gee).
So you’ve been tested and you’ve been tempered by events that your parents and I never imagined we’d see when we sat where you sit. And yet, despite all this, or perhaps because of it, yours has become a generation possessed with that most American of ideas — that people who love their country can change it for the better. For all the turmoil, for all the times you’ve been let down, or frustrated at the hand that you’ve been dealt, what I have seen — what we have witnessed from your generation — is that perennial, quintessentially American value of optimism; altruism; empathy; tolerance; a sense of community; a sense of service — all of which makes me optimistic for our future…”
“Fifty years ago, President Kennedy told the class of 1963 that “our problems are manmade — therefore, they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants.” We’re blessed to live in the greatest nation on Earth. But we can always be greater. We can always aspire to something more. That doesn’t depend on who you elect to office. It depends on you, as citizens, how big you want us to be, how badly you want to see these changes for the better.
And look at all that America has already accomplished. Look at how big we’ve been. I dare you, Class of 2013, to do better. I dare you to dream bigger.
And from what I’ve seen of your generation, I’m confident that you will. And so I wish you courage, and compassion, and all the strength that you will need for that tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Thank you. God bless you, and God bless these United States of America. (Applause.)”