It is my great honor and pleasure to present you Osee Lieberman, our first recipient of the United States President's Lifetime Achievement Award. This Service Award from the President is a civil award bestowed by the President of the United States.
Established by executive order by former President George W. Bush, the award was established to honor volunteers that give hundreds of hours per year helping others through the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation.
After September 11, 2001, President Bush saw the need to renew the interest in helping our neighbors and called upon all Americans to help by volunteering their time. As part of this request, the President created several new programs, including the Citizen Corps and to go along with these new programs, the President's Volunteer Service Award to be given to those the help to make a difference.
Osee 's Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. president is the most prestigious civilian distinction and has been awarded to few Americans only.