All men must register for the Selective Service between the ages of 18 and 26. When you register, you tell the government you can serve in the military if necessary. After you register, you may be selected to serve. Selective Service was used in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The government calls this the draft. The United States does not have a draft now. You do not have to serve in the military unless you want to. This Selective Service card was issued during World War II. All men must register for selective service between the ages of 18 and 26.
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