HAPPILY, I can say that war has been avoided.
Steady progress toward our ultimate goal has been made.
But, so much remains to be done!
As a private citizen, I shall never cease to do what little I can to help the world advance along that road.
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SO -- in this, my last good night to you as your President -- I thank you for the many opportunities you have given me for public service in war and peace.