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June 26, 2013
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Independence through volunteerism

Editor: In 1989, George H.W. Bush during his inaugural address invoked the vision of a “thousand points of light” and invited the nation to take action through service to their fellow citizens. During his presidency, he distributed 1,020 Daily Points of Light Awards and placed volunteer service at the top of his agenda. That spirit of volunteerism continues today through the President’s Volunteer Service Awards where last year 130,000 awards were distributed. Volunteering has always been a part of the American fabric dating back to Benjamin Franklin and the establishment of the first volunteer fire department in 1736. Volunteerism within …

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 1, 2013 12:55PM Published Jun 26, 2013 06:54PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.