Knights March for Life

The streets of Washington D.C. were packed with masses of people during the March for Life. Spread out through the crowd were the Knights, letting their voices be heard.

The streets of Washington D.C. were packed with masses of people during the March for Life. Spread out through the crowd were the Knights, letting their voices be heard.

Nate McGrath, Staff Writer

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“Hey hey, ho ho, Roe v. Wade has got to go!”

 

Tens of thousands of people, tightly packed into the streets of Washington, D.C., chanted these words as they marched towards the Supreme Court. Among this sea of people were the Charlotte Christian Knights, raising both their banner and their voices to protect life.

 

This year’s March for Life group was led by no other than our school’s ultimate dynamic duo: Dr. Headley and Mr. Hoff. Nearly a quarter of the student body, around 90 students, embarked on the three-day trip up to the nation’s capital. Dr. Headley and Mr. Hoff were ecstatic with the turnout, as it was the largest number of students to ever go from CCS.

 

Despite departure day falling on a snow day , students arrived at school at 3pm to board the buses. They stopped up near the North Carolina-Virginia border to eat dinner, where some snowballs may have been thrown. After many long hours on the bus, they finally arrived just outside of Washington, D.C. around 11 pm.

 

The Knights woke up early the next morning to prepare for the March. Unlike last year’s frigid temperatures, where some students claim their faces became frozen, this year’s weather was mild and graciously above freezing.  

 

Arriving in the Capitol around 10am, the Knights made their way to the National Mall where they took photos of the Washington Monument and amassed quite the collection of pro-life signs. Then, they gathered near the starting point of the March, where they waited 2 hours for it to commence. To pass the time, students made numerous trips to a local Starbucks and listened to a street performer.

 

Finally, around 1:30pm, the March began and tens of thousands of people marched towards the Supreme Court. The Knights held up their banner and joined the surging crowd, participating in chants and holding their sings proudly. After nearly 2 hours of marching, they reached the Supreme Court. Though it took some time to round up all the students, the group finally left D.C. and ate dinner at a local mall. A few students then joined Dr. Headley on a nighttime tour where they visited the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, WWII Memorial and Korean War Memorial.

 

The following morning, the Knights packed up their bags and began the long commute back to school. After another grueling bus ride, they arrived back in Charlotte. When asked about the trip, many students responded with great praise. Many of  the juniors and sophomores agreed to go again next year.

 

Junior Payton Jones loved the trip, saying, “It’s the only cause I would march many miles for.” Dr. Headley added, “Hopefully there won’t be a need for a March next year as we’re hoping Roe v. Wade will be overturned”.

 

Thank you to all the Knights who came out to the March and, if there is a need for one next year, we strongly encourage you to come out and March for Life!

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