Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are commemorating the Class of 2020 in a very big way!
Due to the global pandemic, graduations are at a halt, and students will not be able to enjoy walking down the stage to receive a diploma. Many schools, colleges, and universities are organizing virtual graduations to celebrate this occasion.
Who best to deliver an unforgettable commencement speech but none other than former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama! Barack took to social media to share the big news:
“@barackobama I’ve always loved joining commencements––the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice. Even if we can’t get together in person this year, Michelle and I are excited to celebrate the nationwide Class of 2020 and recognize this milestone with you and your loved ones.”
Michelle also released a statement:
“@michelleobama To the #Classof2020, I know how hard you all have worked to make it to graduation. You’ve put in long hours studying. You’ve thrown yourself into extracurricular activities and after-school jobs. And you’ve done everything you can to be there for your friends through it all. Some of you will be the first in your families to graduate from high school or college, making this occasion all the more special. And I know that none of you imagined you would be closing this chapter of your life through a computer or phone screen. But I still want to make sure you still get the celebration you deserve.”
Congrats to the graduating class of 2020!