Ross Szabo, Peace Corps volunteer serving in Maun, Botswana
Veterans and current soldiers are often honored for serving their country on the front lines of wars, conflicts and truly unimaginable experiences. On Memorial Day it’s common to see images of soldiers in uniform, giving thanks from military bases all over the world or retired veterans marching in hometowns with a gaze in their eyes that gives a glimpse into the reflections of their service running through their minds.
We honor military personnel and veterans for what they are doing and have done for our country. It may be a bit of a surprise to hear that some veterans extend their opportunity to represent the U.S.A. after military service by joining the Peace Corps. I interviewed five veterans who are volunteering in Botswana.
This Memorial Day, let’s take some time to thank numerous female and male veterans who have chosen to continue to serve their country in the Peace Corps.
For more on this story, visit: Ross Szabo: The Few, The Proud: Military Veterans in the Peace Corps.