This is lots of reading but provides, in part, what we the people and young adults get from such a legislatively enacted SOS America program.
Increasing America's Potential
If we want our best days to be ahead of us. If we want our children and their children and all our posterity to grasp and experience a more wondrous America, there is work to do. There is always work to do. It is not just projects or programs. It is the value of the people; the worth of our citizens. SOS America is about national renewal. It centers on our young people whose enthusiasms and energies, given structure and opportunity, can vault the nation into a process of continued and valued service thereby enabling American potential. It’s a lifetime thing.
America was built and is sustained by men and women of purpose. It is service outside of self that makes a person truly whole. Finding worthy purpose and working to achieve it is enabling of the individual and national spirit. An elective year of military service, augmenting the current volunteer force, is designed to do just that. There will be life long reward from discovering the internal, external and enduring value that comes from meaningful and important service. Accomplishment bolsters self esteem. It’s a lifetime thing.
Imagine a wonderful mix of young adults ages 18-26 hailing from different parts of the country. They will come from different educational and socio economic backgrounds. In small and structured units, they will learn from and support one another performing important tasks. In this process, they will develop a fidelity of common experience and shared circumstances that will bond them and the nation together. It’s a lifetime thing.
Exploring The Nation
America Awaits: The land and people beckon. Our young adults will respond and prosper from a year of military service that will take them across the country. It is more than place. It is the sharing and doing of important tasks in the nation. It is a multi cultural experience working and living in small units. Shared efforts and values can make us a nation of promise. Their experiences and contributions, be they in cities or the country, the mountains or the plains will benefit them and us. It’s a lifetime thing.
Being Enriched & Respected
Powerful qualities sought by all people, SOS America provides a path of virtue and recognition for the individual and the nation. It is a matter of our will to get it done. We have the capacity. Our greatest generations can be ever before us. We can inspire one another. Do we have the wisdom and the courage? It's a lifetime thing.