‘Patriotic Philanthropist’ David Rubenstein Honored With Liberty & Justice for All Award

The LBJ Foundation honored a local philanthropist with the Liberty & Justice for All Award Wednesday evening at the National Archives.

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Five former presidents participated in a video thanking Rubenstein for all he’s done for the country.
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“Hi, David. I’m proud, like so many others, to call you a friend and grateful for the gifts that you’ve left to future generations of Americans,” President Barack Obama said. “From the unique vantage point of the White House, my family and I could watch the Washington Monument be restored after an earthquake and the Museum of African American History and Culture rise nearby, both from a restored National Mall, all efforts that your patriotic patronage made possible ... Congratulations on being honored with the LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award. It is richly deserved.”
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“David, you’ve saved some of the most important artifacts of American history, like the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence … Thank you, Ruby, and America thanks you for all you’ve done,” President George H.W. Bush said.
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“And you didn’t hide them away in your private gallery,” former first lady Barbara Bush said. “You let the American people see them, and be moved by them.”
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