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Obama pays tribute to Bush for volunteer effort

Presidents jointly present ‘Point of Light’ award

WASHINGTON — In a homecoming tinged with nostalgia and an unspoken sense of farewell, President Obama on Monday welcomed his oldest living predecessor, George H.W. Bush, to the White House, where the two men, united in their fervor for volunteer service, presented an award to a retired Iowa couple.

Appearing together in the East Room, Obama and Bush, who is 89, bestowed the 5,000th “Daily Point of Light” award — named after Bush’s signature initiative on volunteer service — to Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton, who founded a nonprofit organization that delivers free meals to hungry children in 15 countries.

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