I am very proud to be joining the ranks of men and women who have served in the United States Peace Corps since its birth on this day in 1961. Peace Corps, making an impact around the world for 50 years...
“Life in the Peace Corps will not be easy. There will be no salary and allowances will be at a level sufficient only to maintain health and meet basic needs. Men and women will be expected to work and live alongside the nationals of the country in which they are stationed—doing the same work, eating the same food, talking the same language.
But if the life will not be easy, it will be rich and satisfying. For every American who participates in the Peace Corps—who works in a foreign land—will know that he or she is sharing in the great common task of bringing to man that decent way of life which is the foundation of freedom and a condition of peace.”
--President John F. Kennedy
My turn begins in 30 days... U.S. Peace Corps, Botswana 10