Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Eunice Kennedy Shriver

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2009

Statement from acting Director Jody K. Olsen:

We were saddened to learn of the death of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and our thoughts are with the Shriver and Kennedy families. Her stellar commitment to the Special Olympics gave hope and opportunity to millions of people throughout the world and provided us with an understanding of and sensitivity to the intellectually disabled. The Peace Corps is proud of its close collaboration with the Special Olympics and is honored to have been associated with Mrs. Shriver in her lifetime of dedication to public service. She will be missed.

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