Obama to Speak on Service at Texas A&M, Home of George H.W. Bush Library

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- President Obama will hold a presidential forum on community service at Texas A&M University in the George Bush Presidential Library Center Oct. 16. The forum will be hosted by former President George H.W. Bush and the Points of Light Institute.

"It is a tremendous honor to have the sitting President of the United States on the Texas A&M campus for the second time in less than a year," Texas A&M Interim President R. Bowen Loftin said. "This speaks volumes to our status as one of the top universities in the country and the long legacy of Aggies' selfless service for our country."

According to a White House press release, the event builds upon President Obama's "United We Serve" call to service, which challenges all Americans to help lay a new foundation for growth in this country by engaging in sustained, meaningful community service.

It will also celebrate the contributions of more than 4,500 Daily Point of Light award winners and honor Bush's legacy of service and civic engagement. Bush created The Daily Point of Light Award in 1989 honoring volunteer groups around the country.

"We salute President George H.W. Bush for his continuing dedication to the 'thousand points of light' and are honored that he has extended an invitation to President Obama to commemorate the 20th anniversary of this important milestone in service and civic engagement at Texas A&M University," Loftin said.

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