George W. Bush honored by daughter as ‘Father of the Year’

Former President George W. Bush, left, poses with his daughter, Barbara, after receiving an award at the 74th Annual Father of the Year Awards benefit luncheon Thursday, June 18, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush is one of three men being honored in New York as a “Father of the Year,” just days before Father’s Day.

Bush was honored Thursday at the 74th Annual Father of the Year Awards luncheon at the New York Hilton hotel. His daughter, Barbara, made the presentation.

Bush was emotional in receiving the award, and paid tribute to his own father, former President George H.W. Bush.

Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, right, speaks about her father as Mark Shriver, second from right, and Dan Orwig, second from left, listen, during the  74th Annual Father of the Year Awards benefit luncheon Thursday, June 18, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, right, speaks about her father as Mark Shriver, second from right, and Dan Orwig, second from left, listen, during the 74th Annual Father of the Year Awards benefit luncheon Thursday, June 18, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Also receiving recognition from the National Father’s Day Committee was Morris Goldfarb, the head of the G-III Apparel Group.

David Gonzales of Jacksonville, Florida, was recognized as the Ashok Sani “All-Star” dad. It recognizes a special father who is committed to both his own children and his community.

The luncheon raised $1.3 million for Save the Children’s U.S. programs.

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