Is it the music?
What memories surface with that word?
A vision of the last graduate you saw?
Memories . . . present?
Memories . . . past?
Commencement: what does it mean? Commencement is actually derived from a 13th century French word meaning beginning or start.
Hearts flutter at the beginning strains of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Folks fidget. Babies cry. Bleachers squeak. Nervous laughs break the quiet.
Do they inspire? Do they reminisce? Do they bring joy?
What advice is imparted?
On ‘Sunday one speech began and ended with “Wear sunscreen.”
Easy to remember.
Here are some ranked examples of quotes from speeches. link
Or perhaps this greatest speech of all time. Link
What do you think was the best speech ever?
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