‘PX 65-2:2’

PX 65-2:2 09 August 1962
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.”
Please credit “Rowland Scherman, Peace Corps/John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston”.


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