VP Harris praises cadets’ sacrifice in West Point’s 1st commencement speech by a woman
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman to deliver a commencement speech at West Point, lauded graduating cadets Saturday for their noble sacrifice in serving their country, but noted they were entering an “unsettled world” because of Russian aggression and the rising threats from China.
“The world has drastically changed,” Harris told the roughly 950 graduating cadets. She referred to the global pandemic that took millions of lives, as well as the fraught shifts in global politics in Europe and in Asia.
“It is clear you graduate into an increasingly unsettled world where longstanding principles are at risk,” she said. FOR MORE