AGENCY PROVOCATIONS: Patriotism & National Service: Where do we want to be? Some look at National Service as conscription whereas others look at it as the highest form of patriotism. What do you think? What are your thoughts? The Agency for Transformation – AFT is hosting a brainstorming session on Patriotism and National Service.
Wikipedia defines National service as a common name for mandatory or volunteer government service programmes (usually military service, also known as conscription). The term became common British usage during and for some years following the Second World War. Many young people spent one or more years in such programmes. Compulsory military service typically requires all citizens, or all male citizens, to participate for a period of a year (or more in some countries) during their youth, usually at some point between the age of 18 and their late twenties.
Angelo Izama is be providing initial provocations. To participate on twitter, use the handle #AFTPatriotismDebate