How to Celebrate the Fourth of July Like a Peace Corps Volunteer

By: David J. Smith, June 29, 2017

As you might know, my son Lorenzo is currently serving his country in the Peace Corps teaching mathematics in Namibia. He is living the advice of John F. Kennedy who established the Peace Corps in 1961.


I came across this article from 2015 on the Peace Corps website about how Peace Corps volunteers spend the 4th of July.   Take a look, and this holiday remember those who are serving their country overseas including in the Peace Corps.

Click below for the piece

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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