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VIDEO: Michelle Obama Delivers Emotional Final Speech as First Lady: 'I Hope I've Made You Proud'

VIDEO: Michelle Obama Delivers Emotional Final Speech as First Lady: 'I Hope I've Made You Proud'

Michelle Obama has given her final speech during her husband Barack Obama‘s presidency.

The 52-year-old U.S. first lady delivered her remarks during a ceremony honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year in the East Room of the White House on Friday (January 6) in Washington, DC.

Michelle thanked teachers “all across this nation who get up every day and work their hearts out to lift up our young people.”

“I am so grateful to all of you for your passion and your dedication and all the hard work on behalf of the next generation, and I can think of no better way to end my time as first lady than celebrating with all of you, so I want to close today by simply saying ‘thank you,’” she told the crowd. “Being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I’ve made you proud.”

Michelle choked up as she encouraged young Americans to stay hopeful about the country’s future and do their part to create change.

See what she had to say below.

Michelle Obama – Final Speech as First Lady
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  • Mrs. Freeze

    Classy lady. Trump’s wife doesn’t compare.

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  • laura

    What a Woman!

  • Curt Noydb

    Going to miss listening her bitch about having to live in the White House, lavish vacations for her and her daughters, blaming Whitey, and her questionable taste in attire.

  • Esoteric11

    Yes, you have.

  • Esoteric11

    Blaming whitey? You’re an idiot

  • HG

    I’m proud you’re leaving your house built by slaves and taking your bozo accomplished nothing in his legacy but debt hubby with you!

  • devvv

    Well if Melania continues stealing Michelle’s speeches, you’ll keep hearing her words for years to come.

  • Mercyneal

    Whoa- she’s packed on a ton of weight in the last few months.

  • Mercyneal

    Um, sport? Trump’s wife chose to become a US citizen and is very proud. Michelle Obama has repeatedly trashed this country. Just a few weeks ago she said given the election this country has no hope. Shameful, graceless and inappropriate. The Obamas have no class

  • Joy

    Love her, and miss her already.

  • ola akande

    & the irony of this speech is melania will repeat the same speech in about 6 months