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George H.W. Bush Hopes To Greet 'Points Of Light' Board Members At Kennebunkport Home

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Marcy Nighswander
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U.S. President George H. Bush is surrounded by cheering students from the Independent Living Program in Los Angeles, Monday, May 21, 1990 as Bush prepared to leave Los Angeles International Airport.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George H.W. Bush hopes to greet board members and corporate partners of the Points of Light foundation this week at his summer home.The organization is holding a three-day event that kicks off Tuesday in Kennebunkport, Maine, where the 94-year-old Bush spends his summers.
 
The phrase "points of light'' originated in Bush's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in 1988. His vision grew into a Point of Light award given to more than 6,000 individuals and a foundation that promotes volunteerism in 37 countries.
 
The phrase was lampooned by the media, and President Donald Trump ridiculed it as recently as July.
 
Neil Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush and chairman of Points of Light, said he's proud that his father's vision for volunteerism endures.