Gives Speech for MSDHS Graduation
… ‘You Are the Present’
6/3/2018 3:50 PM PDT
Jimmy Fallon gave a heartfelt commencement speech to the graduating glass at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — which paid tribute to the trauma they endured this year.
The ‘Tonight Show’ host made a surprise appearance Sunday at MSDHS’s graduation ceremony at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida to make his remarks as the keynote speaker. While funny in its own right, Jimmy kept his address a bit more on the serious side.
He honored the students who spearheaded the March for Our Lives rally earlier this year, in response to the shooting massacre at the school … which left 17 people dead, allegedly at the hands of Nikolas Cruz. Fallon himself attended the rally, and has been a vocal supporter of their cause.
Toward the end of his speech, Jimmy notes that most commencement speakers will talk in the future tense when addressing a graduating class … but says he wouldn’t do that, because the kids of Marjory Stoneman Douglas are “the present.”
As you might imagine, he got a big round of applause for that one.