|By Harvey Botzman (67-50-199-163.nrp4feld.roc.ny.frontiernet.net - 188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 4:51 pm: Edit Post|
I am not a RPCV who aggrandizes the memory of either the Director or the President & Congress which established the Peace Corps.
Thus these awards are useless exercises best left for photo-ops.
I agree with the PCOL's editorial.
A better award might have been for the the US Government to have Peace Corps service fully counted the way military service is counted in municipal, state and federal Civil Service job seniority and pension credit system.
I notice that various foundations and philanthrapists are finally funding such programs as providing adequate water supply & sewage system in developing (3rd world; etc. whatever you want to call nations or areas which do not have such facilities) nations. Low tech solutions to transportation and agriculture methods also seem to be in vogue. Finally is the word.
|By Linda Ecker (pool-68-236-55-16.phil.east.verizon.net - 184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 7:00 pm: Edit Post|
I too agree with the PCOL editorial. It's a travesty that the Director of the Peace Corps is not a returned volunteer. Have you been by the building lately? It looks like Ralph Lauren!
Linda Ecker, Nigeria IX