Honoring Dr. King

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

We honor Dr. King by remembering his words:

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.

I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

You can’t go home again…


…but you can go to your Mom’s house and have her cook you breakfast.

I grew up in the shadow of this mountain.  But I had to move away to realize how precious it is to me.  In my younger days we would climb to the top along the part of the Appalachian Trail that crosses there.  In the summer days hikers would stop here to rest at the hostel provided by the Catholic Church.

The little town below has changed much over the years.  But the feel and the people remain much the same.

The mountain, ever our friend, has watched over it all.