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It’s Peace Corps Week 
Peace Corps Week commemorates the date President John F. Kennedy signed the executive order to establish the Peace Corps, March 1, 1961.
Learn more about the Peace Corps and the Volunteers who are making a different in host countries around the world here.Pictured: President Kennedy hands the pen used to sign the Peace Corps Act to his brother-in-law, R. Sargent Shriver, who he had designated as the Corps founding Director.
-JFK and the Peace Corps from the JFK Library

ourpresidents:

It’s Peace Corps Week

Peace Corps Week commemorates the date President John F. Kennedy signed the executive order to establish the Peace Corps, March 1, 1961.

Learn more about the Peace Corps and the Volunteers who are making a different in host countries around the world here.


Pictured: President Kennedy hands the pen used to sign the Peace Corps Act to his brother-in-law, R. Sargent Shriver, who he had designated as the Corps founding Director.

-JFK and the Peace Corps from the JFK Library

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Join the global celebration of Peace Corps service!
Peace Corps Week celebrates how Peace Corps Volunteers make a difference in host countries around the world and in the United States, commemorating the date President John F. Kennedy signed the executive order to establish the Peace Corps—March 1, 1961.
Don’t miss your chance to support world peace and friendship by furthering the Peace Corps Third Goal of helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans! Learn more @ www.peacecorps.gov/pcweek

Join the global celebration of Peace Corps service!

Peace Corps Week celebrates how Peace Corps Volunteers make a difference in host countries around the world and in the United States, commemorating the date President John F. Kennedy signed the executive order to establish the Peace Corps—March 1, 1961.

Don’t miss your chance to support world peace and friendship by furthering the Peace Corps Third Goal of helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans! Learn more @ www.peacecorps.gov/pcweek

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
President John F. Kennedy greets the first group of departing Peace Corps Volunteers, leaving for Tanganyika and Ghana, in the the Oval Office. Photographer: Robert Knudsen/White House, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

President John F. Kennedy greets the first group of departing Peace Corps Volunteers, leaving for Tanganyika and Ghana, in the the Oval Office.

Photographer: Robert Knudsen/White House, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

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Photo by Amy Donnelly, Boston Red Sox
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joe Kennedy III (Dominican Republic, 2004-2006), whose great uncle President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps in 1961, throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox/Cleveland Indians game on Friday, August 4. 

Photo by Amy Donnelly, Boston Red Sox

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joe Kennedy III (Dominican Republic, 2004-2006), whose great uncle President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps in 1961, throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox/Cleveland Indians game on Friday, August 4. 

(Source: photo.amyedonnelly.com)

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