Vice President Kamala Harris made historical past Friday as the primary girl to ship the graduation deal with to graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy in its 175-year historical past.
In her remarks on the Army-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, Harris thanked the graduates’ friends and family “for the sacrifices you’ve gotten already made and can make.”
Harris instructed graduates of the Naval Academy — who will serve a minimum of 5 years within the Army or Marine Corps — that they’d be taking the similar oath that she did when she become vice chairman, “to give a boost to our Charter and shield it towards all enemies.”
The vice chairman spoke of “a brand new age, a brand new epoch,” that graduates could be getting into, together with a post-COVID-19 technology. She thanked the army officials who helped vaccinate other people around the nation.
Calling local weather exchange a “very actual risk to our nationwide safety,” Harris famous that one of the vital graduates ahead of her would turn out to be “the mavens who will navigate and mitigate this risk,” together with as engineers reinforcing sinking bases on U.S. coasts, or as electric engineers serving to to transform sun and wind power into “fight energy.”