Peace Corps Week Proclamations
From February 23 to March 2, each year thousands among the more than 200,000 Peace Corps Volunteers who have served over the years in more than 139 countries share their overseas experiences with schools and community groups throughout the United States.
Designated as Peace Corps Week, this week long celebration marks the Anniversary of the Peace Corps, founded on March 1, 1961, when President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order establishing it as a new government agency.
By giving presentations during Peace Corps Week, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers help Americans better understand the people and cultures they've experienced, and the many benefits of service. Additionally, by making presentations in classrooms, Volunteers help create greater global awareness among students.
RPCVHI is pleased to partner with the State of Hawaii and the City and County of Honolulu in recognition of Peace Corps Week and the more than 1400 Hawaii state residents who have served abroad.
2009 from Mayor Mufi Hanneman (PDF)
2009 from Governor Linda Lindle (PDF)
2007 from Governor Linda Lindle (PDF)
2005 from Governor Linda Lindle (PDF)