Students and chaperones from north central Indiana joined with students from schools in the Ft. Wayne area to travel to Washington, D.C. for the National March for Life. Four buses with 200 students and chaperones left Ft. Wayne Wednesday evening to drive all night. The group arrived early Thursday morning and students had the opportunity to tour the Holocaust Museum as well as D.C. landmarks and other museums. Thursday evening Congressman and Mrs. Marlin Stutzman took the group on a private tour of the Capitol Building.
Unfortunately, due to the blizzard which moved into D.C. early Friday afternoon, the group had to make the disappointing decision to leave Washington Friday morning rather than participate in the Rally and March which was Friday afternoon. As reports of buses trapped on Pennsylvania roads for up to 20 hours poured in, the decision to come home early looked like a wise one. Although the group couldn’t participate in the March, a number of students and adults had opportunities for conversations with many people while they were in D.C. The opportunity to tour D.C. and the great tour given by the Stutzmans helped make the trip worthwhile.