Obama offers a way to keep in touch in farewell letter

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In a “parting letter” to the American people, President Obama on Thursday reflected on his time in office, thanked his supporters and offered a way to keep in touch.

“[B]efore I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th,” he began. “Because all that I’ve learned in my time in office, I’ve learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.”

“I’ve seen neighbors and communities take care of each other during the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. I have mourned with grieving families searching for answers — and found grace in a Charleston church,” Obama wrote on his Facebook page on his final day in office.

{mosads}The president shared 11 photos from various moments throughout his presidency, including a powerful image from March 2015, when he and first lady Michelle Obama joined hands with Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. to honor the 50th anniversary of the march over the bridge on “Bloody Sunday.”

Obama shared a link to a page on his foundation website as way for people to continue to get updates about his and the first lady’s post-White House work.

In his post, Obama urged Americans to push forward.

“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,’” he wrote. “Yes, we can.”

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