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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Olafur Grimsson
    in Abu Dhabi that your father had sadly passed away We send you the entire family and all our friends at Special Olympics our deepest condolences and hope that the memory of a great man and inspiring leader will lighten your sorrow Sargent was one of the great personalities of the 20th century He pioneered both the Peace Corps and Special Olympics both of which have come to symbolize what is best about America how the United States can bring all nations together in the pursuit of a noble cause For me personally it was a great privilege to come to know him and have the honour to join him and follow his inspiring leadership I still vividly remember our first meeting in North Carolina almost twelve years ago when his enthusiasm sparkling eyes and great humor bore witness to why he had become a legend He embodied the noblest of leadership and a life inspired by service to humanity We are deeply sorry that it is impossible for us to be with you on Saturday morning but you will all be in our thoughts and prayers Olafur Ragnar Grimsson Previous Letter David Hansell Next Letter Anthony Lake Sargent Shriver

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/olafur-grimsson (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Prince Ra'ad Bin Zeid
    family and the millions of Special Olympians around the globe I on behalf of their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania The Government and the People of Jordan convey to you Sir and to the Shriver family our warmest heart felt condolences and sympathies for the tragic loss of a great humanitarian and unique philanthropist and an outstanding American public servant We indeed grieve and at the same time

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/prince-raad-bin-zeid (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh
    and his task forces met into the night Sarge could be seen the following morning just before seven o clock leaving the hotel and walking the few blocks to St Mathew s Cathedral for the 7 o clock Mass Notre Dame and I were privileged to be present at the creation of the Peace Corps literally One early day in March 1961 I was on my way to the airport after a meeting of the Civil Rights Commission and I caught sight of Sarge and Harris Wofford walking across Layfayette park They were waving a piece of paper at me It was the Executive Order creating the Peace Corps that they were bringing to President Kennedy to sign that day Later that day they both called me and asked if Notre Dame could develop a pilot Peace Corps project in Chile We did and our volunteers were among the first hundred ever Two hundred thousand idealistic and committed Americans have followed in their footsteps I have always believed that one person can make a difference and I never hesitate to say this especially to our students at Notre Dame History is replete with heroic individuals who had a tremendous impact

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/reverend-theodore-m-hesburgh (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Richard C. Levin
    and intellectual disabilities Sarge was proud of his strong bond with the University and Yale is proud of him As undergraduate Chairman of the Yale Daily News Law School student honorary degree recipient a distinction your mother also held Class Day speaker and as father and grandfather of Yale students Sarge set the bar high We expect his legacy of public service and leadership to continue at the University for

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/richard-c-levin (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Richard Stengel
    to his leadership of the War on Poverty to the Special Olympics Sarge touched thousands and thousands of lives he was a one man multiplier effect of national service He understood more than anyone who service rewards the giver and the receiver creating a moral synergy that enriches everyone in a circle of virtue He was an idealist but a hard headed one which is the best kind Previous Letter

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/richard-stengel (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Rob Portman
    A Letter from Rob Portman United States Senator Ohio Throughout his life Sargent Shriver gave of himself in a fight for peace and economic opportunity Shriver s selflessness and compassion provides all public servants a model in which they d be well served to follow Previous Letter Steve Gunderson Next Letter AnnMaura Connolly Sargent Shriver Peace Institute Contact us at info sargentshriver org Privacy Policy Terms Of Use Website created

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/rob-portman (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Robert Eckert
    be our best inspire us to achieve greatness and empower us to make a difference in the lives of others His legacy will live on through his children and be felt for generations to come Our thoughts are with the Shriver family during this time of mourning Robert Eckert Chairman CEO Mattel Inc January 19 2011 Previous Letter Anton Silos Next Letter Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al Thani Sargent

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/robert-eckert (2015-03-27)
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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Robert J. Zimmer
    your father s death His dedication and service to the city of Chicago and the nation is an inspiring legacy in our community and will not be forgotten On behalf of the University of Chicago I send my sincere condolences to you your sister and your brothers during this difficult time Yours sincerely Robert J Zimmer University of Chicago Previous Letter Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al Thani Next Letter

    Original URL path: http://www.sargentshriver.org/letters/robert-j-zimmer (2015-03-27)
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