I was a senior in high school when President Kennedy signed Executive Order 10924 creating the Peace Corps and I wanted to serve in the PC as soon as I learned about it. I held that dream throughout undergrad, marriage, grad and post-grad and while helping to raise two children while pursuing a career. I was a senior when he PC began and I dreamed of serving in the PC. I am now a senior of a different kind, but now at the point of realizing that dream and I now have medical clearance (!) and I am awaiting an invitation from the PC Placement Office.
The link below is to CNN coverage of the 50th anniversary of when President Kennedy signed Executive Order 10924 creating the Peace Corps. My Blogger account does not seem to recognize links, so you will need to copy it and paste it into your Internet browser address bar. There are write ups and quotes from PCVS across the decades if you click on the arrow on the CNN site.