As everybody knows by now, President Obama gave the commencement address at NES' 16th annual graduation. It was a great occasion for NES, a real coming out party.
It was a special honor for me to welcome the President and First Lady to our commencement.
You can see the whole speech here. Visit the NES website for more, here.
One thing I should mention. Some of the press commented that the response of the NES crowd to the speech was respectful but not enthralled. I think this is incorrect. There was no applause during the speech, but that was out of respect. The crowd was totally into the speech, and enjoyed it immensely. But nobody felt comfortable applauding in the middle.
But to say that the audience was not enthusiastic is totally off base.
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