Sunday, June 17, 2007
Honoring Sargent Shriver
June 2---Sargent Shriver, a man of great passion and leadership was honored in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is a hero to many generations. He was instrumental in so many programs that helped Americans as well as people throughout the world. These institutions include: Head Start, VISTA, Job Corps, Community Action, Upward Bound, Foster Grandparents, Special Olympics, the National Center on Poverty Law, Legal Services, and the Peace Corps. President Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In Maryland they gave him one of the highest honors by naming a school after him: Sargent Shriver Elementary School.