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November 5, 2009

General Colin Powell Receives American Patriot of Character Award


U.S. Civil servant and retired Army General honored for "outstanding service to America, commitment to ethical conduct"


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General Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State, received the American Patriot of Character Award presented by The Character Education Partnership during their 16th annual National Forum on Character Education, in Alexandria, VA.

The American Patriot of Character Award honors one American citizen whose leadership exemplifies the very best of the nation's founding principles.

"The award recognizes individuals not only for great success in their chosen field, but also for upholding the highest ethical standards in service of the common good." "General Powell is a remarkable public servant who has truly made a positive difference in our nation," CEP's executive director Joe Mazzola said. "He is a shining example of integrity for young people, and all American citizens, to emulate. We are honored to have him as the first recipient of this award."

In his acceptance remarks Powell talked about his family's emphasis on good character and achievement.

General Powell also congratulated the National Schools of Character award winners who were in attendance to receive their awards. He commended the educators for their efforts to develop students of good character.

Character Education Partnership advocates for quality, comprehensive character education in U.S. schools. It is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition of organizations and individuals based in Washington, DC.

Source: Character Education Partnership

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"Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character."

-- Albert Einstein



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