This past weekend, in big cities and small towns across America, thousands of university students did something that would have been difficult to imagine just a few short months ago.
After so many months of learning virtually through computer screens and over Zoom, they put on their caps and gowns, waved to loved ones tearfully cheering them on, and walked across the stage, in person, to receive their diplomas and graduate.
After 15 months of unprecedented loss and hardship from the relentless COVID-19 pandemic, we can now say without hesitation the words that we’ve been waiting for: America has reopened, and it’s happened faster than any of us had thought possible.
But it didn’t happen by accident.
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