Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 3 -- The March

Every year near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the "March for Life" gathers a HUGE crowd in D.C. to witness to the executive, legislative, and judicial branches that unborn babies deserve the right to life, too.  This year 332,000 people plus Dorito and I were freezing marching on the Mall.  Prior to the noon rally, we attended Mass with 10,000 of our friends in the DC Armory. 
Another 18,000 had tickets to Mass at the Verizon Center.  It was an inspiring day. Especially since more than 20 pro-life freshmen came to speak at the platform.  Afterward, we avoided the Mall crowds and took the Metro out to Arlington National Cemetery at dusk.  What a view from the hillside! 
When in Washington, you must try to get to the hockey game.  Especially when you have an Ovechkin jersey that your dad bought in Moscow last year.  Kristen was a quick study in blue lines and penalty minutes.  Ovechkin put on quite a show in overtime.  But he missed on the shootout?!
Here is Dorito cheering for Backstrom's goal in the shootout.  (Caps lost to the Rangers.)   
This has been a wonderful trip, continuing the tradition I started with Meggar.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This brings back happy memories of your trip with Meggar and Elizabeth.