"President Obama, we are all so grateful for everything you’ve done in the name of equality, kindness and love."
This marks the beginning of the family's civilian lives.
Peter Heidgerd was dishonorably discharged in 1989 with a felony conviction on his record.
The transgender whistleblower is set to be freed on May 17 of this year, instead of 2045.
Obama addressed the nation one last time from Chicago on Tuesday.
Celebs, citizens, and admirers from all over the world shared their memories.
It begins at 2:15 PM EST