”A Story of Volunteerism: Americans in Korea and Koreans in the World,” the vintage photography exhibit of Peace Corps volunteers in postwar South Korea, will be on display in the Russell Rotunda through Friday.
The photos show Peace Corps volunteers with Korean children and the elderly, as well as later images of Korean citizens volunteering abroad after their own country recovered from civil war and the resulting destitution. In one image, a young woman named Kathleen Stephens shares a wide grin with a group of adolescent Korean boys and holds a toddler on her lap. Stephens later became the ambassador to South Korea from 2008 to 2011
“It’s a wonderful way to humanize America,” Kelly said. “I think the Peace Corps Volunteers really do make a significant dent in making a real image of Americans.”
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.