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Edie Maxey, left, of Fulton, and her roommate while she was in Afghanistan, Louisa Furno of Wheaton, Md., join thousands of past Peace Corps volunteers on Sept. 25 as they walk from Arlington Cemetery to the Lincoln Memorial carrying the flags of the countries in which they served. The Peace Corps celebrated its 50-year anniversary from Sept.22-25 in Washington, D.C.

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Former volunteer to Afghanistan celebrates 50 years of Peace Corps

Though Afghanistan has suffered a considerable amount over the years and is still in turmoil today, Edie Maxey looks back on her time there with fondness.


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