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Points of Light

The 2013 Points of Light Gala is not until October 11th, but the White House got a head start on the upcoming festivities by hosting an award ceremony to celebrate the 5,000 th daily points of light.

President Bush was the first president in U.S. history to institute a daily presidential recognition program from the White House, conferring 1,020 Daily Point of Light Awards between 1990 and 1993 and he helped launch a nonprofit – Points of Light – that has become the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service.