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See Michelle and Barack Obama's Touching Message for the Class of 2020

Olowokandi Fiyin
Jun 08, 2020
06:56 A.M.
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Barack and Michelle Obama inspired students and everyone who tuned to the "Dear Class of 2020" virtual graduation that occurred on Sunday.

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Due to the challenges brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many college and high school students have had to modify their graduation plans.

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama wait for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan on September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC | Photo: Getty Images

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama wait for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan on September 25, 2015 in Washington, DC | Photo: Getty Images

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That small glitch, however, didn't stop the former US President Barack Obama and his wife from making the ceremony, which was streamed on YouTube, an unforgettable one.

Through his My Brother's Keeper initiative, Barack asked mayors and other local officials to take critical steps to correct the use-of-force in policing policies.

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According to E! News, the power couple addressed the graduates in a series of moving commencement speeches that included individual messages and one that they did together.

In their joint speech, the Obamas stated that while the students weren't getting the full graduation experience due to the current situation, the pandemic had created them with an opportunity to "reach even higher."

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When it was time for Michelle to speech in the pre-recorded clip, she stated that despite the ongoing pandemic, all hope wasn't lost yet. Her husband echoed her thoughts during his commencement speech when he said:

"As scary and uncertain as these times may be, they are also a wake-up call and they are an incredible opportunity for your generation."

People noted that the couple also addressed the aftermath of the death of George Floyd – who died while in police custody.

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The site reported that as regards the national unrest over the occurrence, the former FLOTUS stated that she was talking as a citizen who was concerned about the students' future and the future of the country.

Barack had previously spoken about the happenings earlier this month in a video that People observed was unscripted.

In the clip, the father of two promised George's family and the families of others who have suffered police brutality that he and Michelle were with them in the process of making necessary changes.

The footage, which was made in the library of his Washington, DC home, also saw the former President applauding those who had joined in the nationwide protests against racism in the United States.

Through his My Brother's Keeper initiative, Barack asked mayors and other local officials to take critical steps to correct the use-of-force in policing policies.

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