Irish American comedian Jimmy Fallon spoke with pride of the bravery of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who have been fighting for gun reform in the US.
Since February 14’s tragic school shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Irish American comedian Jimmy Fallon has stood behind the brave, courageous and determined Florida high school students who have pushed for reform in America’s gun laws.
Having attended March for our Lives rally back in March, Fallon was invited to deliver the commencement speech for this year’s graduating class, taking the opportunity to once again remind the students of how proud they should be of the movement they sparked.
Congratulations Marjory Stoneman Douglas Class of 2018! You are not just the future - you are the present. Keep changing the world. Keep making us proud. #MSDStrong #YouAreThePresent pic.twitter.com/czvZwezKSt— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 3, 2018
"When something feels hard, remember that it gets better," said Fallon.
"Choose to move forward, and don't let anything stop you."
During the graduation ceremony, Marjory Stoneman Douglas awarded posthumous degrees to the four seniors - Nicholas Dworet, Joaquin Oliver, Carmen Schentrup, and Meadow Pollack - who were killed in February's shooting. The emotional ceremony saw family and friends accepting their diplomas.
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