Michelle Obama gave her final speech as first lady Friday, telling a tearful audience that being first lady has been “the greatest honor” of her life. During the speech, Obama frequently became overwhelmed with emotion, her voice breaking and tears frequently filling her eyes.
American diversity is “not a threat to who we are,” she said during the speech, it “makes us who we are.”
The first lady delivered her remarks at an event honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year. The ceremony, which the first lady introduced in 2015, throws a spotlight on high-school counselors who have demonstrated leadership skills, according to CNN.