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A Graduation You Will Never Forget

The Speaker and the Presentation.

by Richard Mr. Moo Moore
June 1, 2008

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A Graduation You Will Never Forget

Well, I have had my chance to speak at graduation. I wrote my words of advice to graduates last year in a column on this site. I have shared those thoughts in many different venues including notes to graduates and speaking at Baccalaureate services. I have always enjoyed attending graduation and offering my congratulations.

Advice given was personalized to the graduates.
 
A handshake is appropriate.
 
A hug may be appropriate.
 
A high five could be acceptable.

However, I have never expressed my feelings in the way that the speaker of the graduation ceremony at the United States Air Force Academy did this past week. I have never felt it was appropriate to make faces, flex my "guns" and greet a graduate on stage with a flying chest bump.

Thank you Mr. President.

Yes, George W. Bush, 43rd president of the United States, greeted one graduate with a flying chest bump following addressing the class on the serious issue of national security.

The United States Air Force Academy Class of 2008, the 50th graduating class of that fine institution, will never forget their graduation held this past week. And rightfully so. Their hard work over the last four years should be honored and recognized with the utmost respect. And in most cases, to be able to hear the leader of the free world give the address at your graduation. Wow, what an honor.

I'm privileged to know some of the cadets at the Academy and some of their recent grads. No one I have visited with thought the President actions this week were appropriate.

But seeing the actions of this President over the last 7 ½ years, two things are true.

1. We shouldn't have been surprised at what happened.

2. We won't ever have to see him addressed a distinguished class of graduates at the military academies as president ever again.

Ahh, term limits are a good thing.

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Babbling Brooks Gardner from United States writes:
June 2, 2008
Well, Rich, you have once again hit the nail on the head! For 7 1/2 years, we have be lied to and flirted with. Yes, I will love you in the morning and the check's in the mail.

Babbling has been having loads of fun since my Partial Observer days. I have started attending a Black Baptist Church about once a month. If one is a member of a Reformed denomination, this is a great experience. While in the service you learn to really appreciate what worship is really about. The music, testamonies, and the sermon. Unlike most white churches, time is not a consideration. I just tell everyone that I leave my watch at home.

The men of our 250+ year old Presbyterian Church will be having a Men's Sunday on Father's Day. The men will be conducting the service. The pastor will be on vacation. Remember the old saying:"The mice will play while the cat is away. I will be delivering the message. What do you know about Zebedee?

Hope the weather there is a nice there as it is hear. We have clear skyies and mid 70's temperature here in the Tar Heel State.

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