Supreme Knight Carl Anderson stops for a chat with Virginia Knights who're marshals for the March for Life
Bishop of Arlington Michael Burbidge and
Supreme Director and Virginia PSD Tommy Harger
Marshals and marchers pass the U.S. Capitol Building
Once again in 2017, Virginia Knights filled the ranks of the marshals for the March
Flag bearers for the March for Life pass the Supreme Court Building
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson confers with
pro-life New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith
Virginia Knights guided the March for Life along Constitution Avenue as they have each year since the March began in 1974
Marshals from Virginia gather in the area behind the stage
PGK Mark Falcon joins the Marshals contingent at the kickoff point of the March
The Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, talks with TV reporters
Young women carry the March for Life banner at the front of the crowd heading up Constitution Avenue
A member of the newest generation of marchers gets a ride from mom
Sign carried by a marcher from one of thousands of
Catholic parishes across the United States
Young women from Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford, Illinois
Mommy, What's a "Safe Abortion"?
Hundreds of thousands of marchers came from throughout the country
Enthusiasm, renewed hope at 2017 March for Life in D.C.
January 27, 2017 - Hundreds of thousands of pro-life marchers packed Constitution Avenue during the 2017 March for Life in Washington, D.C., with new hope supplied by Vice President Mike Pence, the first sitting vice president to personally address the crowd since the March began in 1974. "Life is winning in America, and today is a celebration in that progress," Pence told the crowd.
"Let this movement be known for love," he added. "Not anger. For compassion. Not confrontation." Other speakers included presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and many others.
As has been the case since the very first March for Life in 1974, Virginia Knights were the backbone of the event, providing hundreds of marshals to guide the march safely through the streets of the nation's capital.
For those unable to make it to Washington, D.C. other pro-life marches were held this year in 56 other cities around the nation.
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