President Bush makes a point of recognizing volunteers when he is traveling the country, having met with more than 600 volunteers in the past six years.
During his visit to Greensburg Sunday he will present an award to Buddy Shannon, one of the 32 men in the Real Men, Real Heroes program which focuses on speaking to students about making better choices.
In President Bush’s 2002 State of the Union address, he called upon all Americans to make a difference in their communities through volunteer service.
Shannon was notified this week that he will be receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award on Sunday.
Shannon said that every generation of Americans has been willing to make sacrifices for the next generation, and volunteering as a role model is how he is doing his part.
Shannon also said he is humbled and honored to be recognized and he will accept the award for all 32 members of the Real Men, Real Heroes program.