Two DLS Seniors Participate in March for Life in Washington DC
After a long 26 hour bus ride, De La Salle students Morgan Ledet and Ashley Cobb arrived in Washington D.C., to fight for a cause that was bigger than them. The March for Life is a march that raises awareness against abortion. On their way to DC, they made a stop in Nashville, TN to go to mass with the Dominican sisters and to have breakfast with them. Arriving in D.C. the “pilgrims” (marchers) went to the Geaux Forth Rally at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, where they heard speakers talk about their own situations with abortion and also had Archbishop Aymond speak about the topic and the upcoming march. The day of the march was January 25, 2013 at noon, and what a day it was. Filled with signs, chants, and megaphones, the four hour March was a huge success especially to first-timers Morgan and Ashley. “I marched in D.C. because I am speaking for those babies that can’t speak for themselves,” Morgan said. While in D.C. Morgan and Ashley did many other things such as visit the Capitol building, visit the Lincoln Monument, and also tour the Smithsonian museums. Also, they took a trip to the Arlington Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown soldiers, and visited Robert E. Lee’s house. Towards the end of the trip, along with hundreds of other people, Morgan and Ashley went to mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception before leaving for a 24 hour bus ride home.
Article written by Gregory Jacob (13)