President Bush and the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation will present the George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service posthumously to President Ronald Reagan at 6 p.m. Thursday (March 10) in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University. The award will be accepted by former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III. Following the presentation of the award, Secretary Baker will present the keynote address.
The presentation is a ticketed event. Free tickets are still available at the Texas A&M University MSC Box Office, The Bryan/College Station Eagle at 1729 Briarcrest Drive, WTAW at 2700 Rudder Freeway South, KBTX – 4141 East 29th Street, the Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau at 715 University Drive East, and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
“I always considered Ronald Reagan a friend and mentor," stated President Bush in announcing the award. “I am very pleased that we can honor his memory as an inspirational leader who brought economic prosperity at home, renewed America’s sense of confidence and restored American leadership abroad.”
The George Bush Award for Excellence in Public Service recognizes an individual's or group's dedication to public service at the local, state, national or international levels. The award underscores President Bush's long service and commitment to public service. President Reagan joins former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, evangelist Billy Graham, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as Bush Award recipients.
For more information, call (979) 862-2251 or visit www.georgebushfoundation.org.