This concession speech was both a tribute to his opponent and a valedictory to his lifetime of service to the country.
Lou's valedictory has been acclaimed, without sarcasm, as baseball's Gettysburg Address.
The congresswoman ended her valedictory to a man she described as “our icon” by saying “Michael Jackson, I salute you.”
These, with his last volume of verse, Heartsease and Rue , became his valedictory.
"My beliefs can matter nothing," he compromised, and made her a valedictory bow.
Such is the valedictory of our Secretary—his sorrows over the fate of McLeod.
And might not her letter, when it did come, be a valedictory?
On his graduation he pronounced the valedictory oration, on 'Literary Biography.'
A valedictory is a public farewell to a company or assembly.
By this valedictory address, replete with political wisdom, he closed his career.