Michelle Obama, Yesterday on 6th January made an Emotional parting speech on her last day as First Lady.
In her speech she delivered a passionate pep talk to the nation’s youth and immigrants. She tells them, “Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter, or like you don’t have a place in our American story because you do.”
She urged her well-wishers, youngsters, supporters, not to fear the future but fight for it.
She also told that being the first lady was the greatest honor of her life.
As First Lady, Obama has played a prominent role in encouraging healthy eating and education for girls and in supporting military families.
She has been the role model for minorities.
Since Michelle has been an influencer, supporter who encourages a good life of every human being, let’s check out the best moments from her yesterday’s speech while The First Lady was speaking through tears by the end of the address.
- She honors Her Title
“Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I’ve made you proud.”
- She gives Hopes
“For all the young people in this room and those who are watching, know that this country belongs to you—to all of you, from every background and walk of life. If you or your parents are immigrants, know that you are part of a proud American tradition—the infusion of new cultures, talents, and ideas, generation after generation, that has made us the greatest country on earth.”
“When you are struggling, and you start thinking about giving up, I want you to remember something that my husband and I have talked about since we first started this journey nearly a decade ago—something that has carried us through every moment in this White House and every moment of our lives—and that is the power of hope. The belief that something better is always possible if you’re willing to work for it and fight for it.”
“It is our fundamental belief in the power of hope that has allowed us to rise above the voices of doubt and division, of anger and fear that we have faced in our own lives and in the life of this country. Our hope that if we work hard enough and believe in ourselves, then we can be whatever we dream, regardless of the limitations that others may place on us.”
“It’s the hopes of folks like my dad, who got up every day, do his job at the city water plant; the hope that one day his kids would go to college and have opportunities he never dreamed of. That’s the kind of hope that every single one of us—politicians, parents, preachers, all of us—need to be providing for our young people. Because that is what moves this country forward every single day: our hope for the future and the hard work that hope inspires. So that’s my final message to young people as First Lady. It is simple.”
- She encourages the Youth.
“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. 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.
“I want our young people to know that they matter. That they belong. So don’t be afraid. Do you hear me? Young people don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. Lead by example with hope, never fear, and know that I will be with you, rooting for you and working to support you for the rest of my life.”
- She spreads the idea of Secularism
“If you are a person of faith, know that religious diversity is a great American tradition, too. In fact, that’s why people first came to this country: to worship freely. And whether you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh―these religions are teaching our young people about justice, and compassion, and honesty. So I want our young people to continue to learn and practice those values with pride.”
“You see, our glorious diversity—our diversity of faiths, and colors and creeds―that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are.”
- She teaches equality
“To the young people here, and the young people out there: do not ever let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t matter, or like you don’t have a place in our American story—because you do. And you have a right to be exactly who you are. But I also want to be very clear: this right isn’t just handed to you. No, this right has to be earned every single day. You cannot take your freedoms for granted.”
Watch her full Speech Here: