President's Volunteer Service Award

Internet Sensation, 106-year-old Dancing Grandma Receives President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Service

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Friday, March 11, 2016 (All day)
Less than two weeks ago, the video of 106-year-old dancing Grandma Virginia McLaurin meeting with President and Mrs. Obama became an Internet sensation. Today, on the eve of her 107th birthday, the Internet sensation is getting attention for another reason: her two decades of nearly daily service to schoolchildren in the nation’s capital.

President's Volunteer Service Award

America has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to helping others and making new connections that bring us closer together as families, as neighbors, as communities, and as a nation.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award program is a great way to thank and honor those who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

MLK Drum Major Award Recognizes Unsung Leaders

In a sermon delivered nearly 55 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described what he called the “Drum Major Instinct” to the congregation in Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church. The words he spoke that day were the inspiration for a national service award that recognizes leaders who give their time serving others but seldom seek the spotlight.

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