Saturday, August 19, 2017
March.29.11

Our Call to Service Can Mean Many Things

Recent events have reminded me of the power of youth in our country, and how our experiences as young people frame who we become, and how we contribute to the world around us. In my role as president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, two key areas of life came together in perfect intersection in Washington, D.C., on March 25. There, I had the privilege to see the Congressional Medal of Honor Society bestow the American Spirit Award on a Boy Scout from Omaha named Jack Pape. The American Spirit Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate extraordinary skill, professionalism, and a spirit of excellence in a challenging situation. One of the recent recipients was a man by the name of Chesley Sullenberger, who landed his plane on the Hudson River. So you can see, it’s a tremendous honor for a 17-year-old boy.

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