Jimmy Fallon Speaks To Parkland Graduates During Commencement

Most graduation commencement speeches and speakers are forgotten. But students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida will never forget this school year or their graduation speaker. 

In a surprise appearance on Sunday at the BB&T Center, late night host Jimmy Fallon gave the graduating class some welcomed comic relief and praise for their activism and efforts to bring about gun control.

Telling the class not to "rest on your laurels — or your yannys," Fallon said the students should feel "incredibly proud" for their "courage and your bravery" and for "giving amazing speeches I could never possibly live up to." 

Fallon finished by praising the students for not giving into fear and for starting a "movement" in the face of something "horrific". 

Who was your graduation speaker? Do you remember what was said?

 
 
 
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