For decades graduates in mortar boards have clutched their diplomas and shed tears as they go through the graduation exercises. This solemn occasion marks the end of their high school or college career.
However, they need to realize a commencement is not an ending, but a beginning. Sure, it is the last time they will be gathered with all of their classmates, but it is the first time they will leave with a paper stating their accomplishment and beckoning them to do more-in the realm of education or life. . . hopefully both. We wish for you a great beginning.