do you have a civic hero? I have lots: AmeriCorps members, the flood of people who were paying off strangers’ layaway accounts during the holidays, my mentor (who also happens to be my former Congressman),
the girls from my sorority who held a campus-wide clothes drive when my parent’s house caught fire after I graduated college. We all have countless stories of people who inspire us, and by sharing
them, we can inspire the people around us and show the world that our communities are great, strong, and full of civic pride. |
One particularly inspiring story is that of the legacy of Sargent
Shriver, life-long activist and first director of the Peace Corps. Have you heard Sarge’s story? If not, you should learn about it from one of the people most qualified to tell it... his son Mark.
In his new book “A Good Man,” Mark Shriver explores the life of his father, his civic hero. His book recounts stories from his own childhood in the Shriver household and revisits
Sarge’s many contributions to our nation. A story of faith, hope, love, courage and grace, Shiver illustrates what it takes to be “not a great man but a good man.”
interview with my colleague David about Sarge’s story. Then tell us one about your own civic hero. Leave your story in the comment section, and NCoC will send you a signed copy of “A Good
Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver,” courtesy of the Shriver Family and Henry Holt books.
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