The diversity of America is one of its great strengths and also a source of weakness. In looking back at recent history, America’s greatest generation was shaped by WWII, both as soliders and those at the home front. For two decades after WWII Americans shared a justified pride and purpose in America. The Vietnam War destroyed this shared belief and America has yet to recapture it. It is time to find a way to recreate a common shared experience for our young adults. A National Service program would fill an important development time for young adults where they could contribute to the development of Amreica while expericiencing other people and parts of the country in their journey of self-discovery.