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Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration, Washington, DC, Sept. 21-25, 2011.


On Sunday morning, September 25, 2011, the attendees at the 50th Anniversary Celebration gathered in the amphitheater at Arlington Cemetery for a memorial service to honor the Peace Corps Volunteers who died during their service. [photo by Katy Hansen]


Following the memorial service thousands of RPCVs participated in a march from Arlington Cemetery to the Lincoln Memorial. Here is the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) contingent. [photo by Katy Hansen]


Approximately 100 Nigeria RPCVs and friends made up the Friends of Nigeria contingent in the march. Various members of the group served as flag bearers. Here Katy Hansen and Akintade Aboaba are carrying the flag. Akin was a student at the Ibadan Grammar School during Katy's tenure there. [photo by Katy Hansen]


A group photo of the Friends of Nigeria contingent (or as many as could be rounded up -- herding cats comes to mind) following the march. [photo by Karen Robinson]

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Friday afternoon the Group 22 attendees got together for a mini-reunion. It was great catching up with each other! Participating were Gail (Swantko) Lamont, Chris Clarkson, Peggy (Gekas) Hackman, Frank Fox, & Greg Jones [photo taken by Frank Fox's camera]


Friday evening at the FON dinner: Paul Willis, Mike Malaghan, & Warren Keller (slightly wet). [photo assumed to be by Tamoko Malaghan]


Mike Goodkind, Steve Clapp, & Hauwa Ibrahim Friday night. [photo assumed to be by Mike Malaghan]

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Randy Adams speaking Saturday morning about his long experience in the Peace Corps. [photo Mike Malaghan]

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Holding the Nigerian Flag High at the start of the march. [photo Gail Schickele]

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Marchers gather at the start of the parade. Flag holders: left Peter Hansen, right Akintade Aboaba. [photo Gail Schickele]

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