The First Lady says farewell
“Young people, don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be hopeful. Be empowered… Hope is what moves this country forward every single day, the hope that hard work inspires.”
US First Lady Michelle Obama marked her final days in the White House with a tearful pledge to devote the rest of her life to American youth. She appealed to young people to focus on getting the best education they can. “For all the young people in this room and those who are watching, know that this country belongs to you,” she said, her voice faltering during an emotionally charged speech. “I will be with you, rooting for you and working to support you for the rest of my life.”
Michelle Obama makes her final speech before leaving the White House.