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President Kennedy greets Peace Corp Volunteers

President Kennedy greets Peace Corp volunteers on the South Lawn of the White House, 09 August 1962

PX 65-2:2   09 August 1962  President Kennedy greets Peace Corps Volunteers.

Original Peace Corps caption: "August 9, 1962 -----Six hundred and three Peace Corps trainees preparing in the Washington area for overseas assignments visited President Kennedy on the south lawn of the White House.  [] The President welcomed the trainees with special pleasure because they had "committed themselves to a great adventure."  He repeated his hope that Peace Corps Volunteers would return to careers of service in the Government. [] After informal conversation with the trainees, the President on the spur of the moment ordered a special tour of the White House for the trainees."

Photograph by Rowland Scherman, Peace Corps, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

08/09/1962

Photograph by Rowland Scherman, Peace Corps, in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.

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