Melania Trump Speaks Of Great Honor Serving The United States

"First Lady Melania Trump on the Colonnade" by The White House is marked with CC PDM 1.0

Melania Trump issued a farewell statement from the Whitehouse on Monday. She spoke of Love, kindness, and Duty, a tribute to those who serve the nation.

“My fellow Americans, it has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as first lady of the United States,” she said in a video released on Twitter. “As Donald and I conclude our time in the White House, I think of all of the people I have taken home in my heart and their incredible stories of love, patriotism, and determination.”

She urged Americans to embrace her Be Best movement:

“In all circumstances, I ask every American to be an ambassador of ‘Be Best,'” she said. “To focus on what unites us. To rise above what divides us. To always choose love over hatred, peace over violence, and others before yourself.”

Melania paid tribute to military servicemen law enforcement:

“I see the faces of brave young soldiers who have told me with pride in their eyes how much they love serving this country. To every service member and to our incredible military families: You are heroes, and you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.”

“I think of all the members of law enforcement who greet us wherever we go. At every hour of every day, they stand guard to keep our communities safe, and we are forever in their debt.”

The Flotus spoke of children in need and families who suffer from addiction:

“I have been moved by children I have visited in hospitals and foster care centers. Even as they fight difficult illnesses or face challenges, they bring such a joy to everyone they meet.”

“I remember the mothers who have battled the disease of Opioid addiction, and have overcome incredible hardships for love of their children.”

“I have been inspired by the devoted caregivers for babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and communities that give these children the support and care they need to grow.”

Melania thanked the workers on the front line who have sacrificed so much:

“As the world continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, I thank all the nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals, manufacturing workers, truck drivers, and so many others who are working to save lives.”

“We grieve for the families who have lost a loved one due to the pandemic. Every life is precious, and I ask all Americans to use caution and common sense to protect the vulnerable as millions of vaccines are now being delivered.”