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Stanley McChrystal: Young Americans should be expected to do a service year

President Obama and Former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush honored AmeriCorps, the volunteer program supported, in part, by the U.S. government.

Nearly a million Americans have volunteered through AmeriCorps in its 20 years of existence. In interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, retired General Stanley McChrystal spoke about national service and his plan to have every young American spend a year serving their community.

McChrystal tells Burnett that right now, we have an opportunity to change how young adults view citizenship.

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The Franklin Project envisions a future in which all young Americans are asked, “Where did you serve?” and can answer with pride.  National service would be voluntary, but expected, in the military or as a civilian for a full year or more at modest pay, and a rite of passage for every young American.