Chicago, Jan 3 : After completing his successful tenure in the office, U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a farewell address from his home city of Chicago. He is schedule to speak on Jan 10.
Citing the historical event Obama said that president of the United States, George Washington, had penned a farewell address in 1796 so he is following the same precedent. The main focus of his speech would be on his time in office and for expressing gratitude towards his supporters.
"I'm thinking about the remarks 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," he said.
Chicago is place where President Obama got his start in politics after graduating from Harvard Law School and where the first family called home before moving to the White House. Obama's presidential library will also be located in Chicago.
Earlier George W. Bush also delivered a farewell address in 2009 from the White House. Republican Donald Trump will be sworn in to office on Jan. 20.