CHICAGO (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will receive a prestigious leadership prize from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.
The foundation announced that Bush will receive the 2019 Lincoln Leadership Prize during a ceremony on April 1 in Chicago.READ MORE: Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
The annual award recognizes people for a lifetime of service in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s 16th president.READ MORE: Mother And 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead, 4 Family Members Hospitalized After House Fire In Auburn Gresham
Ray McCaskey, chairman of the foundation’s board of directors, says much of Lincoln’s legacy was defined by his leadership during the Civil War. McCaskey says Bush also faced great challenges and demonstrated “resolute leadership” after the Sept. 11 attacks.
In a statement, Bush says Lincoln was one of the nation’s greatest presidents and that he’s proud to accept the award bearing his name.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm But Wet Sunday Morning Ahead Of Cold Front
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