Vice President Kamala Harris congratulated the class of 2021 in her keynote address.
Harris commended graduates for getting through a difficult year and reminded them that their resilience means that they have "strength to get through anything."
'You know exactly what it took to get here. Right in the middle of your junior year, everything seemed to stopped. Prom was canceled, sports were canceled, school plays were canceled and you were separated from your friends and your support network, For more than a year you kept going to class, even if it was online. You kept studying, you kept striving, and you made it to this day," Harris said.
"And there are two things I would like you to remember. One, you now know that you have what it takes to get through pretty much anything. So, when you come up against an obstacle and when you experience a setback — and you will, we all do — remember the resilience that you showed this past year, the determination. Remember you have the strength to get through anything. Two, you do not have to get through anything alone. You are not alone. We are all in this together. When we look out for one another, everybody is better off," Harris said.