It’s been 18 years for me, but I feel like I should remember more of my high school graduation than I do.
I recall a line from our Salutatorian’s speech (a week before, he and a friend wrote their names in the sand and watched the waves wash them away). I remember a classmate was about 8 months pregnant, which means she is probably going to see her kid graduate from high school in a few weeks herself. I remember we had four valedictorians. I vaguely recall that it was long and boring.
What’s really surprising is that I remember even less about my college graduation.
I do not remember walking across the stage and being handed my diploma in either instance.
ETA: We’re all old and/or senile! I feel so much better!