November 1983 – Moved to Atlanta.... First meal was in the Sundial Restaurant (on top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel (world's tallest). From there, my deep love and 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 Statue of Gandhi. This inspiring public monument was erected in Year 2000, birth of the new millennium.
August 8, 2008 (08/08/08) - Somehow, with various factors like: a) good providence, b) past learning experiences, c) a growing admiration for Gandhi & Dr. King, plus d) inspiring influence from having a direct genealogical link to Pocahontas (an early peace-builder of our continent) and Thomas Jefferson (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, and co-create 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