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George H.W. Bush visits White House

Published 10:24am Monday, July 15, 2013

Former President George H.W. Bush came to the White House today for a ceremony President Barack Obama held to recognize the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award.

Created by Bush more than two decades ago to honor volunteer service, the award’s name comes from the description in his 1989 inaugural address of Americans serving each other as “a thousand points of light.”

Bush’s wife, Barbara, the former first lady; their son Neil, and other relatives were expected to attend; son and former President George W. Bush was not.

Also scheduled to attend is Michelle Nunn, CEO of the Points of Light organization and a possible Democratic Senate candidate from Georgia. She’s the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga.