The president then called on the nation to come together, despite how divided we may be.
"All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work — the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime," Obama implored. "And 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.’"
Meanwhile, Michelle Obama had some parting words of her own on Wednesday, taking to Instagram to offer gratitude, writing, "Being your First Lady has been the honor of a lifetime. From the bottom of my heart, thank you."