Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s “I Have A Dream” speech at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the New York Peace Monument in Point Park on Lookout Mountain. Park staff will be joined by the fourth grade class from Orchard Knob Elementary School in reading portions of the speech. Bells will ring-out at 3 p.m., joining a bell ringing ceremony that will take place across the nation. Entrance fee to the park will be free for this program.
Lookout Mountain was one of eight places across the country that was specifically named in Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s historic speech. Special events will also be conducted on Aug. 28 at Martin Luther King Junior National Historic Site in Atlanta and the National Mall in Washington D.C.