President Obama and former President George H.W. Bush are joining forces Monday to highlight their commitment to volunteerism and community service.
The 41st president is returning to the White House to celebrate a major milestone of the Point of Light Award, which he established in 1990.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host the former president, former first lady Barbara Bush, and members of the Bush family at the White House to celebrate the 5000th Point of Light Award.
Bush is the honorary chairman of Points of Light and was the first president to institute a daily award program from the White House, conferring 1,021 Daily Point of Light Awards between 1989 and 1993.
The name of the award was inspired by Bush’s inaugural address in 1989, when he called on “the only resource we have that in times of need always grows: the goodness and the courage of the American people.” He described “a thousand points of light…a new engagement in the lives of others, a new activism, hands-on and involved, that gets the job done.”