Ken Hechler '35 -
Graduation Speech, 4 June 2001



(sung to Swarthmore's Alma Mater)



As we leave old Swarthmore College

and this campus fair,

Join the fight for racial justice,

show the world you care!


You will be remembered one day,

not for wealth or power,

But your work for all the people -

that's your finest hour.



There's a need for more crusaders;

give your heart and soul;

Fight against the special interests;

that should be your goal.


We must get along together,

with all peoples too;

Differences should be respected

and their points of view.



Mother Earth needs conservation-

can't you hear her cry?

We must work for preservation,

or the earth will die.


Peace and freedom for all nations;

feed and house the poor.

Hail to thee, our Alma Mater,

Hail, All Hail, Swarthmore!



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