Sunday, September 25 ▼


8:15 AM
– 10:45 AM

MALI 1,2,3,4+ (Na ka gofri dumi . . .)

Any early MALI PCVs or friends invited to Aliber Diarra's home for a waffle or so . . . just 3 blocks from the Virginia Square metro station (on the Metro Orange Line) -- Call 703 568-8860 or text for directions . . .

10:00 AM
– 12:00 PM

50th Anniversary Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery
50th Anniversary Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Sunday’s activities include a sequence of events sponsored by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC. Please join Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams, former US Senator Chris Dodd, Ceremony Director Maureen Orth Russert, and thousands of fellow Peace Corps veterans to honor those who died in Peace Corps service, and to honor the legacies of Sargent Shriver and President John F. Kennedy. The activities will begin at 10:00am (doors open at 8:00am) with a program at the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater.


Metro’s Blue Line Arlington Cemetery stop is the best way there, a 15 minute walk from the Amphitheater. All should be seated by 9:30 am. Follow signs to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Amphitheater is right behind it. View Map


At noon, the formal presentation will be followed by the opportunity to walk with Country of Service flags across the Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial. Please contact RPCV/W for additional event details. Register here


At noon, the formal presentation will be followed by the opportunity to walk with Country of Service flags across the Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial.


Please contact RPCV/W for additional event details.


Doors open at 8:00am.

10:30 AM
– 1:00 PM

Celebrating 50 years of Peace Corps, New Bern NC

Former volunteers, family, friends, and host country nationals associated with the Peace Corps worldwide are invited to attend a celebratory gathering on Sunday Sept 25 10:30-11:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of New Bern. A potluck lunch will follow at the fellowship to feature foods from around the world.

Volunteers are encouraged to share their experiences and the ways the PC changed their lives.  Contact Vana Prewitt, Ph.D. (Liberia 1983-86) at 919-951-9738

11:00 AM
– 3:00 PM

Tunisia 1 and 2 Reunion Luncheon

Luncheon reunion for Tunisia 1 and 2 volunteers;Tunisia RPCV's also invited.

At DC home of Roz and Ken Doggett

Food and beverage cover $15pp or notify hosts of equivalent dish to be brought

RSVP by September 14 to or 202 965 1878

12:00 PM
– 3:00 PM

Informal Gatherings

NPCA encourages everyone to culminate the weekend by stopping by the National Peace Corps Association office to support local member groups and their Third Goal activities. Restaurants in the Dupont Circle area will be open for the community to gather over coffee or a pint to share conversation, memories of the weekend, and hopes for the next 50 years of Peace Corps. There will be no formal host for these gatherings.


12:00 PM
– 2:00 PM

El Salvador luncheon

ES66:  12 – 2 p.m. – Farewell luncheon in our hospitality suite at L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza Southwest, Washington, DC 20024, (202) 484-1000



12:00 PM
– 4:00 PM

Limpieza Internacional de Costas Event

      The event will be held in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco and will include a beach clean-up held in coordination with the Ocean Conservancy’s (OC) International Coastal Clean-up. The results of all the trash and recyclables collected will be recorded and later analyzed by OC. This event will promote volunteerism, the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary, and caring for the environment to encourage eco-friendly habits. 


12:00 PM
– 1:30 PM

Walk of Peace Corps Flags
Walk of Peace Corps Flags

Join RPCV/W and Returned Volunteers from around the world for a walk of flags honoring the 139 Peace Corps countries. We will meet at Arlington National Cemetery after the 50th ceremony and march together across the Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial.


To participate, take the Blue/Yellow line Metro to the Arlington National Cemetery stop and look for signs and volunteers.


Join the group on Facebook for more information or to request to carry your country's flag. RSVP using the link above to put in your request.


All are invited to participate, regardless of whether or not you are carrying a flag!

3:00 PM
– 5:00 PM

A Session With Latin America Old-Timers - in DC

Host:  Gretchen Handwerger

Address:  1679 31st Street, Washington, DC

RSVP: or 202-965-3554


3:00 PM
– 6:00 PM

Colombian gathering, RPCV and Colombians

House party. Please check when RSVP re what you might bring if/as needed. Music, laid back, good times.


Home of Deannie Restrepo.



5:00 PM
– 8:00 PM

RPCVs in Laos Potluck

A potluck event with RPCVs in Laos to share stories and celebrate the 50th anniversary!

6:00 PM
– 8:00 PM

China RPCVs ("U.S.-China Friendship Volunteers") Reunion Dinner

Former U.S.-China Friendship Volunteers gather to celebrate 50 years of Peace Corps, as well as some spicy Sichuan fare. 

6:00 PM
– 8:00 PM

Friends of Armenia Dinner

FOA members are meeting for dinner to celebrate Peace Corps' 50th Anniversary in Washington, D.C.

You don't have to be an FOA member to come! Everyone's welcome!


Contact Bonnie at for more information.




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