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US President Barack Obama delivers an honest and poignant commencement speech to the graduating class of 2009 at Arizona State University. Always a captivating speaker, President Barack Obama discusses the realities facing the new graduate, America and the world and the need to continue persevering in such times of trial.
President Barack Obama states that beyond titles and accomplishments, there is always more to do, learn and achieve as “your own body of work is also yet to come.” Barack Obama details a situation defined by the crumbling of old ideals and institutions creating times of extraordinary difficulty and the need to rise to such the occasion and “rebuild the world” as the new generation.
In an era of high unemployment rates, which is especially an issue for new grads, this inspiring speech by the charismatic US President is a hopeful view for the millennial generation.