With various impacts to community events related to our current pandemic, we wanted to share some additional details regarding the various March for Life events that were planned locally and nationally.
January 22: Day of Prayer — This is a solemn and sad day in our nation’s history. On this day in 1973, abortion was legalized in the United States and since that time at least 62 million babies have been aborted. All Knights are called to take some time in prayer and silent reflection on this day to pray for an end to this terrible practice.
January 24: March for Life in Knoxville — This event should still occur but is up in the air. The Convention Center (where we typically have the event) will not host it due to COVID. Knox County Rite to Life Chair, Stacy Dunn is trying to find a location to host but is awaiting confirmation. Please keep an eye out for an event update that will be sent out from the council email. If this March is cancelled by Knox Rite to Life then we will do a Rosary at Planned Parenthood on Cherry St instead.
January 29: March for Life in Washington DC. — A Delegation from Tennessee has blocked rooms at the Hilton Crystal City (An information flyer is attached below). Arrive on January 28th and check out on January 30th. Please call 703-418-6800 to book. There is a short WMATA Metro ride from the hotel to the Mall in DC. March Pre-Rally begins Friday, January 29th at 11:00am on the Mall near the Washington Monument. The March will be from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. In addition, Barry Walsh will be leading a group to The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday January 30th at 10:00am (meet in front of the Basilica). The Basilica is located at 400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017. We can likely attend Mass and enjoy a Casual Tour of the Basilica. It is truly remarkable if you have not seen it. You will need to arrange your own transportation or coordinate possible carpooling with Barry Walsh. He can be reached at 607-661-0736.
January 30: March for Life Pilgrimage — This pilgrimage is being organized by Diocese of Knoxville and is limited to 100 people. It is taking place at the National Memorial for the Unborn in Chattanooga, TN. Interested participants must sign up on line at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pilgrimage-for-life-tickets-132313361827
A flyer is attached below. For additional information you may contact Brittany Garcia at 865-776-9635.