Founding director of the Peace Corps/Kennedy appointee R. Sargent Shriver passed away last week at age 95 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was a politician and an activist, and while I don't personally agree with all of his public positions, his legacy in today's Peace Corps is palpable. The entire PC community is mourning his passing – in the words of another Kenya PCV, "Thank you, Mr. Shriver, for giving us one of the greatest experiences of our lives."

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. November 9, 1915 – January 18, 2001

“Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us.”

– Sargent Shriver

Bono sings at the Shriver funeral: