DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ABORTED CHILDREN
Saturday, September 18th
This year we have combined National Day of Remembrance with our Walk for Life. That is why our theme this year is "With Every Step... We Remember". You can find a location near you on our Walk For Life Event Page.
National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children was started in 2013 by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League seven years ago. Prayer vigils are conducted at 52 gravesites across the United States and at dozens of other sites dedicated in memory of aborted children. In 2020 there were 195 vigils locations throughout the United States, with over 6,000 in attendance.
2021 will mark the 7th year that PLM has taken part in the event. The first event we held was located on the corner of Mississippi St. and N President St, in Jackson, MS where the glass building which housed the pennies for the Memorial to the Missing once stood that housed 50 million pennies pictured below.
The money was put in a bank account where the Mississippi Baptist Convention and the Christian Action Commission use the interest earned by the money to purchase sonogram equipment for the pregnancy help centers across the state. In place of the glass building they placed a memorial pictured below.
The event has grown over the years and we had relocated to the south grounds of the state capitol building just down from the first location however due to COVID-19 in 2020 we had to hold the event at Jackson First.
Check back later to find out where we will hold the 2021 event.