November 1983 – Moved to Atlanta.... First meal was in the Sundial Restaurant (on top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel (world's tallest in western hemisphere). From there, my deep love & vision for Atlanta found its most direct beginning, or starting point.
September 10, 2001 – Exactly ONE day before the horrific "9/11" tragedy that killed a total of 2,977 people (in New York City, Washington, DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania) I was actually visiting Washington, DC. Having learned about Dr. King's deep admiration of Gandhi's teachings, I went to the Indian Embassy -on Embassy Row- and had my photo taken in front of their Gandhi Memorial Statue which is 8' X 8" tall. This inspiring public monument was erected in Year 2000, at birth of the new millennium.
August 8, 2008 (08/08/08) - Somehow, with various factors like: a) good providence, b) establishing ATLANTA: City of Peace Inc., c) past learning experiences, d) friends calling me "John Quixote", e) a growing admiration for Gandhi & Dr. King, plus f) inspiring influences of having a direct ancestral & genealogical link to Pocahontas (the earliest referenced Matriarch-of-Peace for this continent) and also Thomas Jefferson (founding father of the USA & author of the Declaration of Independence), I found the words to author a 1000-year vision for propelling Peace on Earth. I titled it:
"The Declaration of Peace Millennium" (Years 2000-3000)
From the author of: "The Declaration of Peace Millennium" (Years 2000-3000)
WE (you and me) can propel 1000 years of peace by co-creating a Global Capital of Peace to uplift our Global Family for many years into the future. It is amazing what can be done when we courageously join creative energies by coming together. WE are the Change and Dream. WE can shape the course of human history, uniting as a TEAM!"
Mr. John R. Naugle