Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers delivered the commencement address at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs last month, and in his inspiring remarks, Suthers urged students to be good stewards of the world the next generation will inherit.
About 350 students who took part in Pikes Peak Community College's graduation ceremonies Saturday were sent off with a pair of messages: Become good ancestors and meet change head-on.
"This goal of becoming a good ancestor has helped me focus on important things in life," said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who was the keynote speaker. "So I encourage you to ask yourself: 'What will it take for your descendants to judge you as being a good ancestor?' "
Suthers urged graduates to use their education to help them be better fathers, mothers, spouses, friends, workmates, volunteers and community members.
"Each and everyone one of you can make a huge difference," he said. "A better world starts with each individual. You have the tools to succeed, to making a path to becoming a good ancestor."