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On 9/11-12 in New York City, I attended the ServiceNation Summit. I wish you could have been there with me. It was inspiring to hear top leaders speak about the value of service and the need for more.
What Was the ServiceNation Summit?
The ServiceNation Summit brought together more than 600 leaders of all ages and from all sectors of American life to discuss the power volunteer and national service can bring to addressing America’s greatest social challenges.
Who spoke at the ServiceNation Summit?
The ServiceNation Summit started on 9/11 at Columbia University with a Presidential Candidate Forum. Both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama answered questions on the topic of service.
9/12 was a day filled with great speeches. Speakers included:
- First Lady Laura Bush
- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
- Senator Hatch
- Senator Dodd
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg
- Caroline Kennedy
- Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Jon Bon Jovi
Click here for the complete ServiceNation Summit program.
What was Learned at the ServiceNation Summit?
- There is a tremendous amount of support for expanding service in the US to help address social issues.
- There are new bills that have been introduced into Congress to increase service opportunities. The Serve America Act has the support of key leaders and politicians.
- Both Presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama are in support of expanding service and believe it is critical for the future of our nation.
- There are several ways we can get involved in the ServiceNation movement.