President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address to the Nation inspires hope and resolve,  January 11, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post # 1028)

Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama’s (right) Farewell Address was perfect!  He gently 330px-president_barack_obama_jan1017whitehousehighlighted the goals his administration set and met, and he reminded everyone that the standards of action in this democracy should be kept in order to honor the constitution.

His speech inspires hope for the future—for us to continue to work for what matters in our society– and resolve to fight against divisiveness and embrace forging connections with people different than ourselves..  He spoke from his heart.


Thanks to the Whitehouse for making this Farewell Address video available:


NYTimes has full text transcript of the President’s address and video:


Snippet of Pres. Obama’s address:  “I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours.”

President Barack Obama Says Goodbye in a Forceful and Tearful Farewell Speech

Excerpt text on FB:


And if anyone doubts about their ability to uphold and defend the constitution, he reminded us that “Yes we can”.

gif via Katie C

And below is a cap I made of the closing title of the live Farewell Address:


Thank you, Mr. President!  You will be missed!

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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7 Responses to President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address to the Nation inspires hope and resolve,  January 11, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post # 1028)

  1. First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted after her husband’s speech with a lovely family picture from several years ago:


  2. January 11, 2017–Thanks for liking this post! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Cheers! Grati ;->

    discovermarche, Esther, & phylly3


  3. Esther says:

    I will so very sorely miss the Obamas!

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    • Hi Esther, I will miss the Obamas, too! They epitomized achievement and grace and dedication to improving society. May their numerous positive contributions continue to ripple throughout our country. I and wish they and their family a long deserved rest. Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->

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  4. phylly3 says:

    What a wonderful President and First Lady they have been. The world will miss them! :'(

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi phylly3, I agree! The Obamas were amazing as President and First Lady! 8 years has gone by too soon! I can’t wait to see what they do next. They are too young to rest on their laurels. Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->


  5. January 12, 2017–With magnanimity and consummate grace, President Barack Obama today awarded the highest civilian honor of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to his wonderful Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in a moving White House ceremony.


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