UPDATED: VIDEO and PHOTOS: Fort Wayne and area students take part in March for Life in Washington

Concordia Lutheran High School students pose with their protest signs during the March for Life on Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C. The students were among four busloads of students and chaperones from the Fort Wayne area who participated in the march. (By Amanda Williams for News-Sentinel.com)
The four busloads of students and chaperones from the Fort Wayne area stayed overnight Thursday at Chapel Springs Church in Bristow, Va., and then boarded the buses Friday morning to go to the Mall area in Washington, D.C., for the March for Life. Concordia Lutheran High School students carry signs during the March for Life on Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C. (By Amanda Williams for News-Sentinel.com)
Concordia Lutheran High School students carry signs during the March for Life on Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C. They were among four busloads of students and chaperones from the Fort Wayne area who participated in the march. (By Amanda Williams for News-Sentinel.com)

Editor’s note: Amanda Williams, a senior at Concordia Lutheran High School, attended the March for Life on Friday in Washington, D.C., and provided this report, photos and video for News-Sentinel.com.

A sea of people flowed along the National Mall for the annual March for Life on Friday in Washington, D.C.

Allen County Right to Life, along with Concordia Lutheran, Blackhawk Christian and Lakewood Park Christian high school students were a minute percentage of the estimated 100,000 people that marched to the Supreme Court on Friday afternoon. Everywhere that someone looked, there were people.

Concordia Lutheran senior Nicole Chappell said of the march, “There’s this indescribable feeling I get when I’m at the top of the hill and looking back at the thousands of people. By marching every year, we send a message to the country that we aren’t going to stand down.”

In front, behind, on the left and on the right, all that could be seen were fellow protesters.

As they marched, chants and songs could be heard from various groups from all across the country. Signs and banners were held high proclaiming pro-life messages for everyone to see.

All of these people united and will continue to unite every year until Roe v. Wade is overturned. That 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalized abortion in America.

Concordia senior Elise Dixon said, “I hope that, by going every year, we are able to raise more awareness about abortion and God’s love. The goal is to show those, who feel that they are alone and have nowhere else to turn except to abortion, that there are thousands of people who want to help and support them.”

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