Lookout Mountain program to commemorate march

A bell-ringing ceremony on Lookout Mountain is among events being held across the country Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks at a rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Washington. Lewis marched in the from line with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Aug. 24, 2013, the day King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A bell-ringing ceremony on Lookout Mountain is among events being held across the country Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Lookout Mountain was mentioned in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

The program at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is set for 2:30 p.m. at the New York Peace Monument at Point Park on Lookout Mountain.

Fourth-graders from Orchard Knob Elementary are scheduled to read portions of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, followed by a bell-ringing ceremony at 3 p.m.

The event is free to the public.


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