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PUBLIC LAW 102-6—MAR. 1, 1991 105 STAT. 23 Public Law 102-6 102d Congress Joint Resolution Commending the Peace Corps and the current and former Peace Corps volunteers on Mar. 1, 1991 the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the Peace Corps. [S.J. Res. 76] Whereas, on March 1, 1991, the Peace Corps of the United States of America concludes 30 years of promoting world peace and friendship, making available volunteers to help the peoples of other countries to meet their needs, and promoting mutual understanding between such peoples and the American people; Whereas over 125,000 Americans have served in the Peace Corps in over 100 countries around the world; Whereas Peace Corps programs and the efforts of individual volunteers have added significantly to mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the peoples of other countries; Whereas Peace Corps volunteers work with their host country ' counterparts in seeking long-term solutions to complex human problems through efforts in education, agriculture, health, the environment, urban development, and small business; Whereas Peace Corps volunteers have returned to their communities enriched by their experiences, more knowledgeable of the world, and more understanding of the challenges of building a lasting peace; Whereas former Peace Corps volunteers continue to maintain friendships with the people of the countries with whom they served, thereby furthering the goals of international understanding and peace; Whereas former Peace Corps volunteers continue to engage in volunteer-related activities in the United States, including activities that meet educational and other needs in the United States; Whereas Peace Corps volunteers are now serving in more countries than ever before in all regions of the world; and Whereas the response of Americans to the Peace Corps' call to serve continues to exceed the Peace Corps' recruiting requirements: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of the Peace Corps, the Congress (1) commends the Peace Corps and all those who have served as Peace Corps volunteers for the great contributions they have made to world peace gmd understanding, to the betterment of the lives of the citizens of the countries where volunteers have served, and to our own country, (2) reaffirms the United States' commitment, through the Peace Corps, to help peoples in countries around the world to meet their needs, and (3) urges the President to