Courage and Commitment: Introduction
Filmed live at the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) reunion at Garner State Park and Fort Parker State Park.
What forms does courage take? What does it mean to make a commitment? Does it always mean a sacrifice? How and why do people choose to serve? What was the unexpected? Did these experiences make a difference to them, the community or the country? We will examine Courage, Commitment and Service through the eyes of the original CCC Boys to the modern day view from the Army National Guard and AmeriCorps.
- The Buffalo Soldiers: Learn about their seldom heard history and see a modern-day Buffalo Soldier.
- The Civilian Conservation Corps -- In the 1930s, the CCC built many of the parks we enjoy today. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to talk with some of the last, remaining ORIGINAL "CCC Boys." These octogenarians are eager to share what they learned with your students! "We went in boys and came out men."
- See demonstrations of the original CCC equipment for woodworking and masonry.
- The Army National Guard -- Learn what it takes to
be a Guardsman. What is the foundation and role of the National
Guard? You may be surprised to learn it started with the Constitution!
- AmeriCorps -- We'll talk with today's young adults who chose to serve by building, working in schools and natural areas. Are they the modern-day CCC?