Peace Corps Turns 50: Mark Your Calendar

The Peace Corps will turn 50 in 2011, and planning has begun for this milestone anniversary event.  The key events that will celebrate the past, present, and future of Peace Corps will take place on September 22-25, 2011, on the Mall in Washington, D.C. There will be a wreath-laying at the Kennedy grave, a walk across Memorial Bridge featuring the flags of PC countries, a film festival, events for former PC staff, and numerous receptions and exhibits. Geographic and County-of-Service affiliate groups can plan activities around these dates. 

Also planned: a Kennedy Library event in Boston on March 1, 2011, a 50th anniversary PC website, archive, and stamp, anniversary projects and celebrations in countries where PC is operating, and—for two years leading up to the event—local community Peace Corps exhibits and recruiting initiatives.

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