George H.W. Bush to visit White House

President Barack Obama presents the 2010 Medal of Freedom to former President George H.W. Bush on Feburary 15, 2011 at the White House in Washington, D.C. TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images

WASHINGTON President George H.W. Bush is returning to the White House for an event honoring the volunteer service award he created 24 years ago.

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are hosting the event Monday in recognition of the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award.

The first Bush president established the award in 1990 to honor Americans for volunteer service. The name comes from his 1989 inaugural address description of Americans serving fellow citizens as "a thousand points of light."

Bush plans to attend with wife, Barbara; son Neil, and other members of his family, although his son, former President George W. Bush, is not planning to come. Also scheduled to attend is the Points of Light CEO, Michelle Nunn, considering a Democratic campaign for U.S. Senate in Georgia.

Bush is no stranger to the White House during Mr. Obama's time there. He and his son Jeb popped by for a visit in January 2012 and January 2010, when they were in town to attend the annual Alfalfa Dinner. The former president was awarded a Medal of Freedom by Mr. Obama in February 2011 at a White House ceremony.

And in January 2009, two weeks before Mr. Obama's inauguration, former President George W. Bush hosted the living former presidents - his father, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter - along with Mr. Obama in the Oval Office.

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