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“I have seen Americans making great and sincere sacrifices for the key common good and a hundred times I have noticed that, when needs be, they almost always gave each other faithful support.” –Alexis de Tocqueville.

 

Benjamin Franklin started the first volunteer firefighting company in 1736. 

Clara Barton established the American Red Cross in 1881.

John F. Kennedy created the Peace Corps in 1961.

Abraham Lincoln once said, “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”