Commencement 2017 on the National Mall

The Class of 2017 gathered on the National Mall for the annual Commencement ceremony Sunday. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth shared the obstacles she faced after surviving a nearly fatal helicopter crash and how she overcame them.

Duckworth encouraged students to welcome challenges they may face after graduation and to always “be humble.”

Video by Arianna Dunham and Keren Carrion.

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