Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Rest in peace, Nellie

In case you haven't heard, Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life, passed away over the weekend. The 86-year-old pro-life champion was found this morning in her apartment, having died apparently from natural causes.

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.

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