50 years later, a memorable reunion in Belize
In September 1964, 22 Peace Corps Volunteers landed in British Honduras (now Belize) to begin their two-year service.
On February 27, 2015, nine members of the original BH II group, along with four RPCVs from BH III and IIIb, met to celebrate their 50th anniversary reunion at Caye Caulker. The group enjoyed daily treks of the island on foot, rides in a golf cart, excursions to the nearby reef by boat and swimming in the “Split.”
On stairs: Tim and Sarah Krieger, John Weigold, Bill Plitt, Barry Morrisroe, Doug Rightmer
Across: Julio and Maggie Ojinaga, Ardie and Jim Grover, Sandie and David Miller, Jean Ott, Blen and Perry Lakin
On Friday night, everyone gathered at the Paradise Inn for a dinner of good Belizean food and beverages, and began sharing stories from their lives 50 years ago and catching up on what they have been doing ever since. This was more that just fun in the sun, as you’ll see.
On Saturday night, the group of 17, including spouses, met in the village center thanks to village council president Wayne Miller. Mr. Miller offered opening remarks that stirred the hearts of everyone in the room: “Welcome home! On behalf of the people of Caye Caulker and my country, thank you for your service here.”