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Ambassador’s Speech at the Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony

I am honored to participate in the Swearing-in Ceremony of the 18th group of volunteers ready to serve Peace Corps Armenia. Forty-eight years ago, the man who created the Peace Corps, President John F. Kennedy, called Peace Corps Volunteers:  Our Ambassadors of Peace.  Ambassadors who would go forth and help the people of other countries ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks Welcoming Sports Envoys

Bari yereko Minister Petrosyan hargeli teeknike yev paronike (Good evening ladies and gentlemen).  Distinguished guests. I am pleased to welcome you to my home this evening to meet Amber Stackhouse and Erin Comstock, two talented professional American snowboarders and sports filmmakers, and now, U.S. Department of State “Sports Envoys.” Working with national sports leagues and ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at Peace Corps Volunteer Award Ceremony

Peace Corps Week commemorates the week that John F. Kennedy outlined his idea for a program that would send thousands of young Americans overseas.  Less than a year later the first Peace Corps Volunteers were sent to Ghana and Nigeria.  Peace Corps week is not just a week to celebrate the accomplishments of Peace Corps ...
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