US volunteers on stamps

Update: 1:21PM AMERICAN volunteerism in Fiji will be literally stamped in the nation’s history tomorrow when the 50th anniversary of the United States Peace Corps in Fiji is celebrated.

A statement from the US Embassy in Fiji confirms a special run of commemorative postal stamps to mark the event will be unveiled at tomorrow morning at the General Post Office in Suva.

“The set includes four stamps depicting volunteers – current and from decades past — working in various communities throughout Fiji,” the US Embassy alert said.

“Though separated in time, the pictures showcase the volunteers’ dedication to community service and the strong friendships they have built with their Fijian host communities.”

The Peace Corps were formed in March 1, 1961 by then President John F. Kennedy more than 200,000 Americans have served as volunteers in 139 countries around the world since.

In the past 50 years, more than 2,500 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Fiji.