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Vice President Harris to speak at Naval Academy graduation

She is the first woman to give the speech
Kamala Harris
Posted at 10:05 PM, May 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 01:05:36-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to give the graduation address at the U.S. Naval Academy's commissioning ceremony. The event is being held Friday morning at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.

Harris will be the first woman to give the graduation speech at the Naval Academy. About 1,000 students will graduate. Most will be commissioned as officers, either as Navy ensigns or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

The academy is holding its graduation and commissioning ceremony in person this year. Last year, the academy held its first-ever virtual graduation and commissioning ceremony because of the pandemic.