After eight years in the White House,
Michelle and I now rejoin all of you asprivate citizens.
We want to thank you once again from thebottom of our hearts forgiving us the incredible privilege of serving this countrythat we love.
We also want to tell you a little about whatwe'll be up to next.
First, we're going to a little break.
We're finally going to get some sleep andtake some time to be with our family, and just be still for a little bit.
So, we might not be online quite as much asyou're used to seeing us.
But before that, we want to invite you tohelp us with just one of the projects we're excited to work on when we getback. Check out this website for our presidential center.
The center will be based on the south sideof Chicago, butit will have projects all over the city, the country, and the world. More thana library or museum, it will be a living, working center for citizenship.
That's why we want to hear from you. Tellus what you want this project to be and tell us what's on your mind.
Send us your ideas, your hopes, yourbeliefs about what we can achieve together. Tell us about the young leaders andcompanies and organizations that inspire you.
This will be your presidential center just as much as it is ours. So, we want you to tell us what we should be thinkingabout as we get to work. It's going to take all of you and your ideas to makeit a reality.
As I've said many times before, truedemocracy is a project that's much bigger than anyone of us. It's bigger thananyone person, any one president, anyone government.
It's a job for all of us. It requires everyday sustained effort from all of us. The work of perfecting our unions neverfinish and we look forward to joining you in that effort as fellow citizens.
Thank you and we will see all of you againsoon.