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Tell us: What's the most memorable convocation speech you've ever heard?

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses before he delivers the commencement address for the 2012 graduating class at Barnard College in New York May 14, 2012.

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Go forth and do great things.

That's the theme of most of the commencement speeches we've had when graduating (though there are exceptions).

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But some speeches really stick out in our minds, whether it was a particular story or lesson imparted to the graduates.

Were you struck by a convocation speech you've seen? Did you hear one that really resonated with you?

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