John Kerry speaks at Boston College commencement ceremony

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May 19, 2014, 7:57 am
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BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will return to one of his alma maters to address graduates at Boston College.
    
The 1976 Boston College Law School graduate will be the commencement speaker on Monday for the entire university.
    
Since 2013, Kerry has served under President Barack Obama by traveling to various conflict zones to help instill peace. The top diplomat has led efforts to remove chemical weapons in Syria, resolve the longstanding Israeli and Palestinian conflict, as well as settle unrest throughout the Middle East and Ukraine.
    
Kerry was a U.S. Senator for Massachusetts for almost 30 years. He also served in the Navy in Vietnam, received several medals, including three Purple Hearts.
    
Boston College will also present honorary degrees to several others, including Boston Celtics legend Bob Cousy.

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