Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail

7. Peace Corps Memorial

The Peace Corps was established by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961. JFK sought to encourage mutual understanding between Americans and people of other nations and cultures by sending volunteers from the U.S. to work in developing countries. Sergeant Shriver was the Peace Corps first director. Since its creation, some 200,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in over 139 countries. This memorial commemorates the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Peace Corps.

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JFK with his son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. walking in Hyannis Port. The President believed that oppor- tunities should be created for younger generations to engage in public service.