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These words served as the inspiration for an award that celebrates the power to spark change and improve the world.
We will turn to the only resource we have.
-- in times of need.
Always grows -- goodness.
And that courage.
Of the American people.
That with president George WA HW bush at its inaugural address back in 1989 a speech that helped launch the points of light.
Honor which is honoring its 5000.
Recipient today different from the White House.
Is George Herbert walker signed and the chairman of the points of light foundation Neil Bush -- have more entry.
Good morning Steve thanks for having me it's great -- I remember your father's nominating speech at the RNC.
Back in 1988 where he talked about a thousand points -- -- how do we get to 5000.
Actually the 5000.
Are those that we recognize -- this this program the daily point of light award.
But what's most important -- of the 65 million Americans -- find -- calling that serve in some way to help the lives of others are.
Become environmental stewards.
So so this celebration today at this very special place.
That is really recognizing the great work of of the millions of Americans that help others.
And so later today at 145.
The White House -- is going to be celebrating the 5000 points of light.
We've with a couple of people who have done some fantastic work are we allowed to say yet who they are.
Well let's see -- hammer.
And -- yeah Hamilton at the Hamilton from Iowa there from union Iowa.
Saw as a desperate need -- people starving and kids starving in Tanzania they started a group called outreach they're working in America through feeding America and working in fifteen countries around the world.
Their story is pretty typical of lots of amazing and remarkable stories there's a story of a lady that.
In Palm Beach, Florida for fifty years the lady named it Stella -- from the is going to be at the White House today.
-- she used her retirement savings to start as stellar as -- is brilliant bus as he travels around.
In her community and and with seventeen computers in remote buses she teaches kids had to use computers there aren't.
Lots of stories like this of remarkable citizens.
That are doing great things to help others well a remarkable citizens plus your your father and your mother as well have done so much and they're going to be at the White House.
Later today hosted by the -- how many bushes are are going to invade the White House today.
I kind of lost -- I think they're going to be about ten of us and then -- I'll -- -- were very very grateful for president and mrs.
For opening up this very special place for this occasion.
-- my -- Use the presidential bully pulpit -- the platform for promoting service every president since him including President Obama has taken.
Service and -- isn't a whole new level.
This president signed the serve America act he's had service days prayer each of his inaugurations.
He's honored dead at at a tribute we hosted at the Kennedy Center he's very -- service and were really.
Proud and and honored to be invited here for this occasion well I Neil Bush -- -- from the north lawn of the White House house you know very well Neil thank you very much for joining us today.
-- -- I will thank you very much indeed.
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