Peace, Friendship and Good Will Week on October, 2017: Is it friendship week?

Peace, Friendship and Good Will Week 2017. World Peace Day‎ All around the world people are standing up for peace. Join them!

Is it friendship week?

I thought the last week in Feb. was friendship week. This week is supposed to be peace week.

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Rest In Peace/Goodbye quotes for a tattoo...?

Rest In Peace/Goodbye quotes for a tattoo...?

“Say goodbye to the oldies, but goodies, because the good old days weren't always good and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems” - Billy Joel

“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.” - Robert Southey

“So hold her closer when she cries, hold her closer when she feels. She needs a hand to hold, someone who will never let her go again. And hold him closer when he tries to hold the tears back from his eyes. Don't say goodbye.” - Blessid Union of Souls

“Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.” - Jean Paul Richter

“The return makes one love the farewell” - Alfred De Musset

“Good bye, proud world! I'm going home; Thou art not my friend, and I'm not thine” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“a man of peace who did so much in his life. We know him so well, miss him so much and can only share the thought that he rest in peace.” - Patrick Moynihan

“Now she can rest in peace. All I want is justice with that peace.” - Melvin Figueroa

“Open the gates of wisdom, tear the veil of ignorance, enter the abode of Divine Bliss. Rest in peace forever.” - Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“I want my son's soul to rest in peace. I want him to make it to heaven.” - Catherine Young

“Now, my friend's friend can rest in peace.” - Steve Relford

“It's beautiful - God, this dress was made for her. Their mind is right now on getting things done for the child and letting her rest in peace.” - Awilda Cordero

“My sister can rest in peace now. The cloud over our head is gone and we can start healing at this point.” - Jim Brookshire

“Rest in Peace, Sister, you will be missed.” - Ron Johnson

“Rest in peace. We love you.” - Big Boi

“This is over with. She's finally going to rest in peace. She's going to live out her youth in Heaven.” - Guadalupe Niño

“We should free ourselves from all debts before death so that our soul could rest in peace.” - Atharva Veda

Which U.S. President established the Peace Corps?

Which U.S. President established the Peace Corps?

On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy issues Executive Order #10924, establishing the Peace Corps as a new agency within the Department of State. The same day, he sent a message to Congress asking for permanent funding for the agency, which would send trained American men and women to foreign nations to assist in development efforts. The Peace Corps captured the imagination of the U.S. public, and during the week after its creation thousands of letters poured into Washington from young Americans hoping to volunteer.

The immediate precursor of the Peace Corps--the Point Four Youth Corps--was proposed by Representative Henry Reuss of Wisconsin in the late 1950s. Senator Kennedy learned of the Reuss proposal during his 1960 presidential campaign and, sensing growing public enthusiasm for the idea, decided to add it to his platform. In early October 1960, he sent a message to the Young Democrats that called for the establishment of a "Youth Peace Corps," and on October 14 he first publicly spoke of the Peace Corps idea at an early morning speech at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The night before, he had engaged Vice President Richard Nixon in the third presidential debate and was surprised to find an estimated 10,000 students waiting up to hear him speak when he arrived at the university at 2 a.m. The assembled students heard the future president issue a challenge: How many of them, he asked, would be willing to serve their country and the cause of freedom by living and working in the developing world for years at a time?

The Peace Corps proposal gained momentum in the final days of Kennedy's campaign, and on November 8 he was narrowly elected the 35th president of the United States. On January 20, 1961, in his famous inaugural address, he promised aid to the poor of the world. "To those peoples in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery," he said, "we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required--not because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right." He also appealed to Americans to "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

After March 1, thousands of young Americans answered this call to duty by volunteering for the Peace Corps. The agency, which was headed by Kennedy's brother-in-law, R. Sargent Shriver, eventually chose some 750 volunteers to serve in 13 nations in 1961. In August, Kennedy hosted a White House ceremony to honor the first Peace Corps volunteers. The 51 Americans who later landed in Accra, Ghana, for two years of service immediately made a favorable impression on their hosts when they gathered on the airport tarmac to sing the Ghanaian national anthem in Twi, the local language.

On September 22, 1961, Kennedy signed congressional legislation creating a permanent Peace Corps that would "promote world peace and friendship" through three goals: (1) to help the peoples of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women; (2) to help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served; and (3) to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

By the end of 1963, 7,000 volunteers were in the field, serving in 44 Third World countries. In 1966, Peace Corps enrollment peaked, with more than 15,000 volunteers in 52 countries. Budget cuts later reduced the number of Peace Corps volunteers, but today more than 7,000 Peace Corps volunteers are serving in over 70 countries. Since 1961, more than 180,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps, serving in 134 nations.

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