The Extra Mile - Points of Light Volunteer Pathway
The Extra Mile brings you on a journey of the importance of civic engagement and service.
The Extra Mile was created in honor of President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush and was dedicated to the spirit of service in America. On Oct. 14, 2005, the opening dedication ceremony celebrated President Bush and revealed the 33 inducted honorees. It still stands as a permanent representation of the president’s ensuring legacy of service in America, and it is the only monument in the nation that has been created to honor regular citizens for the work that they’ve done for their country.
The Extra Mile – Points of Light Volunteer Pathway is a mile-long walking path in the heart of Washington, D.C., honoring the actions and service of famous Americans who have transformed the nation and the world.
Just blocks from the White House, the monument begins at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street, and continues north on 15th Street to G street, NW. Formed by a series of bronze medallions creating the one-mile historic walking path, the monument honors individuals whose actions and commitment to service have transformed our nation. Their legacies are enduring social movements that continue to engage and inspire us today.
Founder, Hull House
Founder, Easter Seals
Founder, American Civil Liberties Union
Founders, National Urban League
Leader of the anti-Lynching movement
Founder, American Red Cross
Founder of the modern mental healthcare movement
Founders, Volunteers of America
Founder, Boy Scouts of America
Co-founder, United Farm Workers of America
Founder, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
Advocate of the Reform of Institutions for the Mentally Ill
Founder and Co-founder, Habitat for Humanity
Founder, American Federation of Labor
Founder, Camp Fire
President, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Founder, Rotary International
Founder, Goodwill Industries
Founder, International Association of Lions Clubs
Founder, American Foundation for the Blind
Civil Rights Leader
Founder, Girl Scouts of the USA
Founder, Special Olympics
Co-founders, Alcoholics Anonymous
Leader of Underground Railroad Effort to Free Slaves
Civil Rights Leader
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