I had this nagging feeling I shouldn’t accept the request to speak to the seniors’ group at church on May 11, but I couldn’t remember why. So I said yes.
That was yesterday, the day of the annual March For Life. Because I was speaking in the late morning I didn’t get downtown until after 1 p.m. I wanted to take pictures for you to let you see for yourself just how big the crowd was, but by the time I got there most of the people had left the Hill and were marching through the downtown streets that had been closed for the occasion.
I thought then that I should just go to work and come back outside when the marchers returned to the Hill. But I timed it wrong. Or maybe most people, having marched decided to call it a day. When I went back outside there were still speeches going on, but only a couple of thousand people still listening, with that number getting smaller every minute as people were looking to get out of downtown before the afternoon rush hour.
So I didn’t get any pictures of the full crowd (they were expecting 25,000 people), but did take a couple of shots, just so you could have a feel of what it was like.