Obamas deliver virtual commencement addresses for 2020 class

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WASHINGTON — Barack Obama celebrated the Class of 2020 Saturday.

Former President Obama held a virtual commencement for the high school class of 2020.

Last week Obama tweeted, "I’ve always loved joining commencements –– the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice," the former president said. "Even if we can’t get together in person this year, Michelle and I are excited to celebrate the nationwide Class of 2020 and recognize this milestone with you and your loved ones."

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Obama spoke at an event at 2 p.m., titled "Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition," and at 8 p.m. the 2020 high school graduating class will have their event titled "Graduate Together: High School Class of 2020 Commencement."

"Graduate Together" was organized by NBA superstar LeBron James and featured an hour-long prime time TV special.

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