"We will only send abroad Americans who are wanted by the host country...and who are qualified to do that job... Life in the Peace Corps will not be easy. 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 others that decent way of life which is the foundation of freedom and a condition of peace."
Excerpt from statement upon signing the Executive Order establishing the Peace Corps. President John F. Kennedy. 1961
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