Another election has come and gone. Once again, in our biannual celebration of democracy and
freedom, the American people have gone to the polls and exercised their rights to choose their
representatives, mayors, governors and senators. Across the nation, millions of people went to
their respective voting booths and voted to either throw the bums out or let them stay.
Peace Corps volunteers are mostly optimistic young people who want to make a change in the world. But some volunteers who wanted to change lives overseas have returned home with their lives changed for the worse.
A violent struggle, cries for help and a single gunshot that split the night at the Retreat at Twin Lakes community and ended the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.