First Lady Delivers Marine Corps Graduation Speech

She references military members of her family and offers graduates encouragement and gratitude.

First Lady Jill Biden spoke at the U.S. Marine Corp Graduation Ceremony on Friday at Parris Island, South Carolina. The first lady referenced her father, who joined the Navy at 17 years of age, three years after Pearl Harbor was attacked. She also spoke of son Beau Biden’s service in Iraq.

To the graduates, she said, “The choice to be a part of this community will shape you in so many ways—will forge and form the path of your life—as well as the lives of your families. And that choice is the foundation of our national security—the heart of our strength in times of war and peace.“

The first lady stated, “The choice to serve your country—the choice each of you has made—is a sacred one. One of sacrifice and selflessness. One of pride and patriotism. Thank you. And I hope that you’re proud. Because we are—your instructors, your families, and your Commander in Chief.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the first lady as she supports military and veteran families, caregivers, and survivors through Joining Forces.
  • For safety for the first lady as she travels across the nation highlighting the goals and accomplishments of the president’s administration.
  • For the health and protection of both U.S. active-duty military personnel and for veterans who struggle with mental health or disabilities due to their service.

Sources: The White House


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