If you've been to the March for Life, you'll know Nellie as the MC of the pre-March rally at the national mall, as the old woman on the podium whose frailty of appearance was only overshadowed by the passion with which she spoke.
|Nellie Gray: 1926-2012|
As the founder of and brains behind the event, Nellie had, in fact, done exactly this every year without exception at the March--a March which, under her watch, has grown from 20,000 participants in 1974 to perhaps over a half million this past January.
Requiescat in pace, Nellie. You will be greatly missed.