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July 15th, 2013
06:23 AM ET

Former Pres. GHW Bush to be awarded at White House

He's been out of office for more than two decades, but one legacy of George H.W. Bush's time as leader of the free world will be honored today at the White House.

The former president made volunteer service a key part of his administration a program that continues to shine and will be recognized there.

Dan Lothian has more on that story.

“The year was 1989 and a new president laid out his vision for what he called a new activism, a call to a generation to give service to the nation,” Lothian reports.

“President Bush is the Honorary Chairman of the Point of Light Foundation, now the world's largest service organization coordinating volunteer projects.”

President Obama will honor the Bush legacy and present its Five-Thousandth Award.

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