Sargent Shriver was one of the most attractive, dynamic, and accomplished men of his time. When President John F. Kennedy chose Mr. Shriver to create the Peace Corps in 1961, it was a brilliant choice.
While we mourn the loss of Sarge Shriver, we also celebrate his extraordinary life. And we should challenge ourselves, to do what Sarge did so inspirationally -- try to make a difference and bring more peace and justice to our world.
Sargent Shriver was ninety-five and lived an incredibly rich and productive life, and much of my sadness today is about his greatest creation, the Peace Corps -- a great organization which has surely been neglected and lost its way.