After four years of studying and learning to become the best officers they can be, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy class of 2018 graduated in front of friends and family on Wednesday.
Vice President Mike Pence was the keynote speaker at the Coast Guard’s 137th commencement, telling the graduates that they will be great leaders of our service.
“Leaders of our nation. Leaders around the world. Because the sun is never going to set on the Class of 2018…because the sun never sets on our U.S. Coast Guard today,” Pence said.
In the speech, Pence applauded their accomplishments and their future mission on the front lines fighting drugs, illegal immigration, and saving thousands of lives, last year alone, during hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.