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Annapolis Commencement Address

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President Woodrow Wilson delivered this address to the 1914 graduates of the US Naval Academy. While he congratulated them, he also said: “Do not suppose that your education is over because you have received your diplomas from the academy. Your education has just begun.” He asked them to consider themselves “sample Americans” to all they would meet as they traveled the world’s seas. He also reminded them how their unique position allowed them to view their nation from an international perspective, an important reminder that rings true for all modern Americans living in a global society.   

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