||PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH: My remarks are simply to say something nice about Neil, my son. (Laughter.) It’s not hard to do, and he’s been very active in this whole concept of volunteering, helping others. And so it’s my privilege to introduce Neil, and first, of course, thank the President and Mrs. Obama for this wonderful hospitality. It’s like coming home for Barbara and me with the rest of you just coming to this magnificent house and being greeted by this superb hospitality -- knows no bounds.
So thank you all very much. Now, Neil. (Applause.)
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, thank you very much, Michelle, for your outstanding work. To all the Points of Light Award recipients, we’re proud of you, congratulations, and keep up the great work. You inspire us and make us want to do that much more, especially when you see young people who are already making such a difference and such an impact, it gives you enormous confidence that America, for all its challenges, will always meet them because we’ve got this incredible character.
And with that, what I want to do is once again thank President and Mrs. Bush for their outstanding leadership. We are so grateful to both of you. I want to thank Neil for his leadership, and I want to make sure that everybody enjoys a reception. I suspect the food may be pretty good. (Laughter.)
So thank you very much, all of you, for being here. Thank you. (Applause.)
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