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The Points of Light Institute Tribute was an unprecedented event held at the Kennedy Center on March 21, 2011, to honor President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush for their leadership in founding and advancing the modern-day voluntary service movement, and to pay tribute to the exceptional American ideal of voluntary action.
Celebrities ranging from Garth Brooks to Darius Rucker, thought leaders ranging from Arianna Huffington to Neil Boortz, and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, William J. Clinton and George W. Bush—came together to honor and celebrate an exceptional legacy, as well as to celebrate the uniquely American power of the volunteer spirit and its essential role in our nation. The Tribute event built on the legacy with a call to action that highlights the next generation of service as fundamentally inseparable from the most promising strategies for meeting the challenges of our time.
I hope that you will join others in celebrating President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush’s legacy and the inspiring vision to make service central to our lives. One way to do this is to organize a “Watch Party” and gather friends to view the Points of Light Tribute event when it airs on NBC primetime on March 28th. You can join our "Watch Party" on Twitter by following the hashtag, #POLTribute on Monday, March 28 at 8:00PM EST. Our hope is that you will be inspired to reflect on the extraordinary bi-partisan legacy of service over the last twenty years and its import in the context of the challenges we face today.
Guest blogger Jessica Kirkwood is VP of Interactive Strategy for HandsOn Network and Points of Light.