Tonight we honor President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush for their leadership in founding and advancing the modern-day service movement in the Tribute event All Together Now: A Celebration of Service in Washington, D.C. The event will be broadcasted for all to watch on Monday March 28th from 8-9 p.m. on NBC. Entertainers include Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, and Carrie Underwood, among others.
This historic event was created to celebrate the power of voluntary action and its essential role in solving our national challenges and to recognize everyone around the nation who are positively changing the lives of others. The audience is made up of many of the Daily Points of Light Award winners along with those who are closely connected to the service movement.
In a Fox News interview earlier this month President George H. W. Bush discussed the importance of volunteering and specifically Points of Light Institute saying:
“I keep repeating there could be no definition of a successful life that does not include service to others. That is what the whole concept of Points of Light is about and volunteerism.”
For the full interview of President George H. W. Bush and Former Secretary of State, James Baker III, discussing public service, Points of Light Institute and Ronald Reagan’s 2011 George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service click here.
Tonight we will highlight the strides that volunteering has taken thus far, and share people’s volunteering stories across the U.S. Please join us in celebrating these amazing actions and continue to recognize Points of Light in your communities on our innovative online wall. Those who post can immediately begin helping their communities by signing up for local volunteer opportunities. To post a Tribute, and view the Tribute wall click here.
President George H. W. Bush encourages everyone to get involved in civic service:
“Get in the arena in doing something, making something happen, trying to benefit others, and that’s noble.”