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A Civic Rite Of Passage: The Case for National Service (VIDEO)

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TIME: 5:30p-6:30p EST

At the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival, General Stanley McChrystal spoke compellingly about how our notion of "service" had become dangerously narrow with less than one percent of Americans serving in our military and challenged us to explore new pathways and opportunities for service to country. Inspired by this call to action, The Aspen Institute launched the Franklin Project to envision and create a civic rite of passage for young Americans through a year or more of national service. On Wednesday, June 26, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm EST, Franklin Project co-chairs John Bridgeland, Alan Khazei, and Stanley A. McChrystal are joined by Community HealthCorps’ Sidra Bonner and Aspen Institute Executive Vice President Elliot Gerson to reflect on some of the big ideas and takeaways from the Franklin Project’s 21st Century National Service Summit.

For more information and a schedule of events for the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival, click here. For real time tweets from the festival, see below: