TMP-Marian students ‘March for Life’ in Washington


Members of FHSU Students For Life and FHSU Knights of Columbus Council at Wednesday’s national March for Life rally in Washington, D.C.

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TMP-Marian High School students pose for a picture prior to Wednesday’s March for Life along Constitution Ave. to the U.S. Capitol and U.S. Supreme Court buildings.

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WASHINGTON — Thomas More Prep-Marian High School sent 39 students and six adult sponsors to Wednesday’s annual March For Life in Washington, D.C.

“After a long 30+ hours on the bus, we were able to brave the snow and single digit cold temperature to participate in the Pro-Life movement,” said resident adviser and class sponsor Brad Stramel.

“The students wore their Salina Diocese scarves and hats to identity themselves during the march so we could all stick together.”

The Hays group caravanned to D-C with a bus group from Salina.

Also joining the TMP group were several members of Fort Hays State University Students for Life and the FHSU Knights of Columbus Council.

The rally lineup included musical entertainment by Christian artist Matt Maher and speeches by U.S. House of Representative Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) and U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-New Jersey).

“We also heard a report from the March for Life president Jeanne Monahan  who read a tweet from Pope Francis at the time the rally was taking place, ” said Stramel.

This morning the TMP-Marian group attended Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

This was the 41st annual March for Life, the world’s largest anti­abortion event, held on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion.

The Hays group will be back in town Friday.

(Photos courtesy Brad Stramel)