The White House
To the Class of 2010:
I am pleased to join your family and friends in congratulating you on your graduation.
The academic achievement you celebrate today, born of hard work and dedication, is the foundation for your future and that of our Nation. Throughout our history, graduates have marched in times of peace and prosperity, and some have been called upon in times of trial to make the world anew. Soon, you will stand at the helm of our country as you steer its course; I hope you are guided by the values and vision that brought you to this important moment.
In America, you are the author of our own destiny, and this milestone is simply the beginning. You can make unique contributions that impact the lives of those around you, and your service to your community, our country, and the world can create a brighter tomorrow for us all.
Our Nation needs your daring, your energy, and your imagination in the days ahead. Please accept my best wishes as you write the next proud chapter of the American story.