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Jimmy Carter Presentation

Shriners Children's Humanitarian Award Presented to President Jimmy Carter

In 2018, Imperial Potentate Gary Bergenske presented the Humanitarian Award to President Jimmy Carter in recognition for his support of Shriners Children's and their mission.
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Gary Bergenske:

This is Gary Bergenske, the Imperial Potentate of Shriners International. Tonight, it's my great honor to be in Plains, Georgia with the 39th President of United States of America, President Jimmy Carter and to bestow upon him Shriners Hospitals for Children Humanitarian Award for all the efforts that he's done, not only around the world, but in helping Shriners, including making a commercial for us and helping us to get transportation for our children. President Carter, it's my honor to present to you this great award.

President Jimmy Carter:

Thank you very much. I might say, as a Shriner myself, I'm very proud to accept it, and I have been really pleased and honored to have a chance to assist at Shriners in many ways, to get children to hospitals. We hope to continue that in the future. I just learned tonight about your visit to Cypress and other places where they are doing the same thing. I understand that we're able to help get some children from Guatemala up here after the-

Gary Bergenske:

Volcano-

President Jimmy Carter:

... volcano erupted. I'm very proud to be part of this wonderful organization. It makes me very happy to do so.

Gary Bergenske:

Thank you, Mr. President.

President Jimmy Carter:

Thank you. I'll shake hands if I can-

Gary Bergenske:

We don't want to drop it.

President Jimmy Carter:

Thank you.

Gary Bergenske:

Thank you.