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Week 12: Graduation Ceremony - Transcript

MALE SPEAKER 1: Fifty-five hours ago, we stepped off on our Crucible. We are tired. We are hungry. We are sore, but we are here. We are here to join with those who came before us. We claimed the title of United States Marines. For this, we are truly grateful to you. You forced us to rely on each other, and on you, and you forged us into a team, to prepare us for this day, when we join the band of brothers and sisters, known simply as the Corps. We ask that you continue to watch over us with your grace, that we may live up to the legacy of the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor.

MALE SPEAKER 2: Throughout your recruit training, the drill instructors have led, inspired, and motivated. Most importantly, these Marines have taught you the Marine Corps finds its strength in our foundational values of honor, courage, and commitment. The Marine Corps is a way of life. Don't ever forget that. We welcome you into our ranks. You will forever be a United States Marine. Semper Fidelis.

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