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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

National Service and the Declaration of Independence

E.J. Dionne Jr.: A call for national service - The Washington Post

In this opinion piece, published in the Post's July 4 issue, Dionne reminds us that the founding vision of the United States is of a community in which citizens care for each other.  National service--not necessarily military service, but an environment in which young people spend a year helping to improve their community through many avenues of service--is a way to realize that vision.