Save up to 20% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. An Evening with Admiral William H. McRaven: The Hero Code Evening Program on Zoom Monday, June 7, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET Code: 1H0605 Tickets Login $20 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $25 - Non-Member Resize text remove add Admiral William H. McRaven (Photo: Holly Reed) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION As a young boy growing up in Texas, Bill McRaven dreamed of being a superhero. He longed to put on a cape and use his superpowers to save the Earth from destruction. But as he grew older and traveled the world, he found real heroes everywhere he went—and none of them had superpowers, much less capes or cowls. But each possessed qualities that gave them the power to help others, to make a difference, to save the world: courage, both physical and moral; humility; a willingness to sacrifice; and a deep sense of integrity. Turns out, the hero code is not a cypher, a puzzle, or a secret message. It is a code of conduct; lessons in virtues that can become the foundations of our character as we build a life worthy of honor and respect. Join Admiral McRaven, U.S. Navy (Ret.)-- in conversation with Walter Isaacson, author and professor of history at Tulane University-- about what it means to be a hero. Given his record of service to his country as leader of the United States Special Operations Command, it’s not a cliché to say it takes one to know one. His book The Hero Code: Lessons Learned From Lives Well Lived (Grand Central Publishing) is available for purchase. BOOK SALE INFORMATION Purchase your copy of The Hero Code by Admiral William H. McRaven here. SPECIAL NOTE: Politics and Prose is offering a 10% discount to Smithsonian Associates ticket-holders. To claim your discount, enter the code SPECIAL10 (no space between letters and numbers) in the “Coupon discount” section on Politics and Prose's check-out page. PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.