60 years ago today President John F Kennedy launched an idea for an America
to be a better neighbor and friend to the world and not to simply be a "policeman." Three years prior President Eisenhower asked a consultant of the World Bank to take the lead at UNESCO on international projects for Water and Sanitation development.
The consultant was Colorado State University Professor Maury Alberston. The ultimate expanded mission of this idea was to create a Corps of Peacemakers throughout the world. However that noble ideal launched not only 60 decades of international assistance but brought forth a decade by Americans to address the inequities at home as well as beyond our borders.
While the Corps of Youth and Retirees alike have been motivated to do Good with one Volunteer, one Project, one day at a time in distant corners, has indeed made the world a bit better. Yet our Nation still fails to this day to resolve humanity's inequities and greed outside and within in our borders in confronting this Challenge.
None the less it has been and remains a Noble Challenge with thanks to Dr. Alberston and those who chose to follow him. A Happy and Blessed Anniversary.