Dear Friends,

Earlier this week, I received the biggest honor I've ever received. On Monday, March 21, I was recognized at the Points of Light Institute's "All Together Now" celebration in Washington, DC?an event honoring President George H. W. Bush for his visionary leadership in the American service movement, as well as other outstanding leaders who share his mission

I was highlighted in a five minute video for my service work. President Jimmy Carter narrated the video and introduced me after the video played. I was able to say a few brief words which earned me a standing ovation from the entire audience which included four former presidents -- William J. Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and their families. Also in attendance was a star-studded lineup that included Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Kid Rock, Darius Rucker, and Carrie Underwood.

I believe this is the first time all four former presidents were together for an event since the inauguration of President Obama. This evening was a very positive and unique way to celebrate voluntary service.

I would have never had this opportunity and honor without your support.  I thank you very much for your continued support which is why LL&W is able to continue its mission to help clean America's rivers.

"All Together Now: A Celebration of Service" will air on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. (CST) on NBC. I'm not sure if I will make the cut, but it is a program worth watching.

Best Regards,

Chad Pregracke

March 25, 2011

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