NEW YORK – Former President George W. Bush is one of three men being honored in New York as a "Father of the Year," just days before Father's Day.
Bush was honored Thursday at the 74th Annual Father of the Year Awards luncheon at the New York Hilton hotel. His daughter, Barbara, made the presentation.
Bush was emotional in receiving the award, and paid tribute to his own father, former President George H.W. Bush.
Also receiving recognition from the National Father's Day Committee was Morris Goldfarb, the head of the G-III Apparel Group.
David Gonzales of Jacksonville, Florida, was recognized as the Ashok Sani "All-Star" dad. It recognizes a special father who is committed to both his own children and his community.
The luncheon raised $1.3 million for Save the Children's U.S. programs.