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Getting to the Point: The Kennedy Legacy and the Call to Service

Posted: May 27, 2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET 

President John F. Kennedy and Senator Edward M. Kennedy were champions of service, helping build the modern national service movement through the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other initiatives. On March 25, the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service released its report, Inspired to Serve, with 164 recommendations and a long-term goal to create a renewed culture of service, where every American is eager and inspired to serve.

Nearly 60 years ago, President Kennedy inspired generations of Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” Now, as the harmful impacts of the novel coronavirus continue to unfold, many are asking how they can stay engaged in civic life and play a role in helping build community resilience.

Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service for a discussion on how building a culture of service can strengthen our communities and our democracy.

This program will be held virtually via Zoom and attendees will receive a link to program upon registration. Please RSVP here