|By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 5:27 pm: Edit Post|
Read this letter to the editor in the New York Times regarding the Peace Corps and National Service at:
Peace Corps in Vital
Peace Corps Is Vital
Letter to the Editor:
As a returned Peace Corps volunteer who heeded President John F. Kennedy's call to service, I applaud the appeal by Senators John McCain and Evan Bayh for expanded national service programs (Op-Ed, Nov. 6). But when they speak of service abroad, why no mention of civil service in addition to the military service they mention?
Overseas service programs like the Peace Corps accomplish unheralded amounts to foster both cultural understanding and good will toward America: two elements needed in today's conflict.
AVI M. SPIEGEL
Nov. 6, 2001