Friday, November 24, 2006

11/24/06 (Day 73): Swearing in as Peace Corps Volunteers

Today, in an auditorium filled with our trainers, teachers, mentors, instructors and each of our Host Families, 35 of us stood on a stage, placed our right hand in the air, oath styles, and repeated our swearing-in oath after the Charge d' Affairs, US Embassy. The applause was mighty, followed by a host of congratulatory hugs and photos. Tears were shed as the despedidas rolled by and we piled our bags onto 3 combis and drove away from Sta. Eulalia -- Lima Bound. We are officially Volunteers today.

Let the adventure begin.