So, lots of photos taken during the pre-March and then from the Russell Building near where the March turns right to go past the Supreme Court. The pre-Marchers are people who don't go to or who are unable to, because of the crowds, get onto the Rally site, this year at the Washington Monument. They instead start heading up Constitution Avenue to the Court before the beginning of the actual March. And this year's pre-March was huge - over 80 minutes of marchers before the actual opening 'March for Life' banner appeared. This, the 44th anniversary of the March for Life. It's theme: "The Power of One".
Feel free to upload any pictures for your use. Please, just e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and inform us if you're using them. Thanks!
The first pictures are all from the pre-March.
Sacred Heart Academy
St. Augustine Parish bus riders from Ossining, Croton-on-Hudson...
Brigid, Henry and Joe
These high school students had come up from Florida
A stylish trio ... from where?
The next four pictures show part of the "New Wave Feminist" group that was banned from the Women's March, six days earlier. (Of course they went anyway)
Karen (below) was not at the Washington Women's March - she was in San Francisco at the Women's March there - and she said the pro-life groups there did receive a respectful hearing
New Wave Feminists and a Democrat for Life (DFLA)
The "Genocide Awareness Project"
Difficult to view - also why we need constant prayer
The Capitol Building looms as the pre-March heads up
Silent No More very in evidence in the pre-March. Literally hundreds of signs
This fellow was rah-rahing and encouraging the pre-March for at least 40 minutes. At the corner of Constitution, where the March turns right to the Supreme Court building
The passion of youth for life was on display
We thought this might be the front of the "official" March - but it wasn't
Why young people are pro-life: they could have been legally aborted
Massive turnout from Louisiana!
700 attendees from Notre Dame. Green shamrock pro-life signs very much in evidence
All of the above from the pre-March! Now the familiar MARCH FOR LIFE banner arrives at the top of Constitution Avenue showing the beginning of the "official" March. The pre-March took 80 minutes to pass by!
The Russell Building, as students from Chicago file in to lobby the Senators, which some of our local riders did straightaway off the buses
Out of time ourselves and with our bus to meet, we head from the Russell Building towards the Supreme Court. The March is still in full tilt!
In the crowd working our way towards and then past the Supreme Court
The magnificent architecture of the Supreme Court is so impressive
The Sisters have their 'Super Bowl huddle' down pat!
On the way back to our bus, long before the March has finished, some signs we passed -
Pro-Justice - Pro-Life - Pro-Peace