Chris Buchignani and Kevin Horne, two friends and fellow board members with The Nittany Valley Society, got together last week to clean up and start restoring the gravesite of Evan Pugh and Rebecca Valentine Pugh near Penn State’s campus in Bellefonte’s Union Cemetery:

I wrote and excerpted thinking on human dignity the other day, but that higher level thinking translates into this very practical way in which to think about human dignity: it’s a gift we give one another.

While most people recognize a fundamental dignity unique to human beings, the ways in which that recognition translates into mores and law is breathtakingly divergent. But because actions speak louder than words, the best way to infuse meaning into dignity is to practice it.

That’s why we clean and honor Evan and Rebecca Pugh’s gravesite.