First Lady Michelle Obama delivered her final speech Friday at The White House. Mrs. Obama urged young Americans in an emotional speech to “lead by example” and to remain “hopeful.”
“We’re almost at the end,” Obama began, speaking at an event that recognized the 2017 school counselor of the year. “May I say for the last time officially, welcome to the White House!”
There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as FLOTUS became overwhelmed with emotion and the reality that the time has now come for she and President Obama to leave The White House.
“If your family doesn’t have much money, I want you to remember that in this country, plenty of folks, including me and my husband — we started out with very little,” she said. “But with a lot of hard work and a good education, anything is possible, even becoming president. That’s what the American dream is all about.”
FLOTUS went on to say, “This country belongs to you, to all of you, from every background and walk of life. Our glorious diversity, our diversities of faiths and colors and creeds — that is not a threat to who we are. It makes us who we are.”
The first lady choked back tears as she signed off.
“Being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I’ve made you proud.”
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