In just a couple of weeks, President Barack Obama will step down as the 44th President of the United States. Since winning the election on 2008, President Obama has served two terms. And now, he is preparing to address the nation one last time.
Here are the important details for President Obama’s upcoming Farewell Address:
President Obama: “So I hope you’ll join me one last time.”
President Obama has said that will make his way home to Chicago on January 10, Tuesday, to say his “grateful farewell” to America. There, he will address the nation at the McCormick Place later in the evening.
Before the president takes the stage, the White House says that the doors in the venue will be opened much earlier to allow the audience to come in. You are encouraged to come as early as possible if you wish to attend.
Tickets to the venue are free, but they are on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you arrive late, you may not be allowed to attend anymore.
How To Livestream The Final Address
If you won’t be able to make it to Chicago for President Obama’s final address, don’t despair. There are several ways to catch it live without having to leave your home. For starters, you can stream it live on the White House website here. Not to mention, it will also be broadcast on the White House official Facebook page here.
As for the speech itself, President Obama admits that he is still in the process of crafting his remarks.
He said, “I’m just beginning to write my remarks. But I’m thinking about them as a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you’ve changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here.”