President Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States, is no stranger to volunteer service. His post-presidential life has been dedicated to selfless service to his fellow citizens, through several charitable causes and organizations. His nonpartisan work has become world renowned and is one of the many focuses of his own organization, The Carter Center.
Most recently, President Carter, on behalf of his foundation, took the time to recognize a young Eagle Scout for his service to his own community. Edward "Kirk" Ucinski IV, the Eagle Scout of the Year from The American Legion Department of Missouri, received an unexpected surprise. It was a personalized letter from President Carter, recognizing him for his service through the Scouting program and for his support for our military veterans. It was something that Kirk never expected nor envisioned. It was one of the most rewarding correspondences that he ever received and something that Kirk will never forget.
Thank you Mr. President, from all of us who continue to serve our communities. Your example is one of the highest and one that many of us could only hope to accomplish. We appreciate all that you do.