Everything You Need To Know About President Obama’s Farewell Address

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Update: Tuesday, January 10: President Obama deliver his farewell address at 9 p.m. tonight. You can watch right here.
We knew this day would come but that doesn't make us feel any less sad or reflective. Tonight, President Obama will give his farewell address in Chicago. It's a fitting choice of location, given that Illinois is the state where Obama first launched his Senate career in 1997 and where he delivered his victory speeches in both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. The White House announced the address last week on Instagram, with a sweet photo of the president and first lady, alongside a moving quote:
The address will be given at McCormick Place, a massive convention center in downtown Chicago. Tickets were free and offered on a first-come, first-served basis at this venue on Saturday, January 7, for anyone planning to attend in person. But for everyone who can't be in Chicago tonight, you'll still be able to stream Obama's remarks live right here, beginning at 9 p.m. That gives you plenty of time to get home from work and settle down to watch with family and friends.
You can also watch on the White House's official Facebook page, or at wh.gov. Obama has already delivered his farewell address to men and women in uniform, saying, "We have to remember that as we meet the threats of our time, we cannot sacrifice our values or our way of life — the rule of law and openness and tolerance that define us as Americans."
He offered his traditional "best wishes for the New Year" tweet on January 1, but this year he also took the opportunity to address his forthcoming transition from POTUS to citizen, and some of his administration's biggest accomplishments.
Whether or not you supported President Obama, he dedicated eight years of his life to serving as Commander-in-Chief, and he deserves the nation's respect tonight.

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