‘I Hope I Have Made You Proud’: Michelle Obama in Her Final Speech

“To the young people out there, know that this country belongs to all of you,” said Michelle Obama. 

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For Michelle Obama, “the greatest honour” of her life was to serve as the First Lady of the United States.

On Friday, she bid an emotional farewell to the White House at a ceremony honouring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year. The Obamas leave in two weeks.

It was her final event as First Lady, and she was overcome with emotion at times, with tears in her eyes and her voice breaking.

“Never Fear”

Speaking of religious faiths, she said that “religious diversity is a great American tradition.”

Whether you are a Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Jew or Sikh... these religions teach the young people about justice, compassion and honest.

And she invoked her husband’s campaign message, urging young people to “lead by example, with hope, never fear.”

“Don't let anyone make you feel like you don't matter.”

She encouraged the youth to be “informed” and “engaged” as citizens. “You can be a positive force in your communities. Michelle Obama asked them to believe in the “power of hope.” Read the full story here.

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