“While the threat of COVID-19 robbed you of traditional graduation festivities and formalities, it did not – it could not – erase the significance of what you have accomplished. The diploma you have earned represents far more than good grades and adequate attendance of classes. For military kids, it symbolizes the overcoming of hardships such as frequent moves and long separations from loved ones. It represents perseverance. You can beat anything you set your mind to. From this day forward, let nothing stop you from exploring your options and the world around you. Really live your life. Take care of yourselves and stay safe in whatever you do.”