Michelle Obama, “I hope I’ve made you proud.” (Her Last Speech as @FLOTUS)
January 13, 2017
At the 2017 School Counselor of the Year ceremony, Michelle Obama gave her last speech as the First Lady of the United States.
So don’t be afraid young people, do you hear me? Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education.”
She spread a message of embracing diversity to all the young people in the country; “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 urged young people to take pride in themselves and protect their freedoms, to not let those freedoms be taken away by anyone. She also encouraged teens to continue their higher education…go to college. Her love for America’s youth was obvious through out the speech; “I want our young people to know that they matter that they belong,” she said as her voice started to shake. “So don’t be afraid young people, do you hear me? Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education.”
As she shed a few tears, she ended her speech by saying, “being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I’ve made you proud.”
We will definitely miss Michelle Obama in The White House. We can’t wait to see what she does next!