Today a press conference was held by Michelle Nunn, Neil Bush and George P. Bush to announce the Points of Light Institute Tribute Event on March 21st at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., to honor President George H. W. Bush for his visionary leadership in the American service movement.
Click here for the full press release.
President William Jefferson Clinton will be the honorary co-chair and he will be joined by President and Mrs. George W. Bush and President and Mrs. Carter. The star-studded event will bring together all of the living former presidents at a public celebration for the first time since President Barack Obama took office.
George Stevens, Jr., who is responsible for the Kennedy Center Honors and Christmas in Washington programs, will produce the event, along with his son, Michael Stevens. This event will honor the volunteering movement and continue to spark action for further civic engagement as we head into National Volunteer Week in April.
Michelle Nunn comments:
This remarkable coming together of individuals from across the political spectrum is conclusive proof that, while partisanship divides us, people at every level want to find opportunities to unite to make differences in their community without regard to party or politics.
You can unite with us and join Americans from across the country to recognize individual Points of Light in your communities through their words and actions. Today we are launching an innovative website that collects these Tributes and turns them into a virtual community committed to the power of service. Points of Light Institute is also holding a Facebook contest as another vehicle to honor individual Points of Light in communities across the country and to drive voluntary service.
Click here to write a Tribute to a Point of Light in your life on Facebook that will be posted to our virtual Tribute wall as well.
If you don’t have Facebook click here to honor a Point of Light on our virtual Tribute wall.
You can immediately begin helping your communities by signing up for local volunteer opportunities. Through the power of the Internet and the innovative access to information and organizing, we can each make a difference.
By making this event as much a call to action moving forward as a retrospective on a unique American life, we are paying ultimate honor to President Bush’s legacy.