What do you want most for yourself, for your family, for your community? What do you wish for the future of your country and for the world? And what can you do so that those wishes guide you in your daily life? In our Quote of the Week, Sargent Shriver asks us to focus on our "highest ideals" and to have them influence our daily actions. If we are able to do this, Sarge tells the audience: "You will be raised into a life of overwhelming love, great peace, and heroic achievement. And these things no man will ever be able to take from you."
We invite you to read through the speech that includes this quote, Citizenship. Delivered almost 61 years ago to a group of young leaders in Chicago, this thought-provoking speech still motivates us to think beyond the everyday material issues we deal with and to be guided by our higher ideals.