Washington: As Donald Trump is just a few hours away from becoming the 45th US President, Barack Obama took to Facebook to share his farewell letter. He thanked people for giving him the honour of serving as the 44th President of US.
Expressing gratitude to the American people, Obama on Thursday wrote: “Throughout these eight years, you have been the source of goodness, resilience, and hope from which I’ve pulled strength. I’ve seen neighbours and communities take care of each other during the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes.”
Obama recalled visiting a grief-stricken Charleston, South Carolina, church and watching scientists help wounded war heroes walk again.
He requested all political figures to participate in the “joyous work of citizenship, not only just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.”
As a parting word, Obama said ,”when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We the People.’ ‘We shall overcome’ and ‘Yes we can.’
The 44th US President shared a link on his Facebook post for anyone interested in keeping in touch with his work.