U.S. Military Catholics March for Life Delegations from Fort Bragg, West Point, and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson join walk in protest of Roe v. Wade

Msgr. John J.M. Foster, J.C.D. (center), Vicar General to U.S. Military Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, leads delegation of Catholic military personnel on March for Life in Washington, D.C., on January 27, 2017. Carrying the AMS flag is Archibald Hoxton.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Dozens of Catholic United States Military personnel and members of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), walked in the March for Life today on the National Mall. The delegation included more than 40 from Fort Bragg, N.C., three dozen from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and nearly a dozen others from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, who usually takes part in the annual March for Life, is out of the country today, so his Vicar General, Msgr. John J.M. Foster, J.C.D., stepped in to lead the AMS delegation.

The peaceful, anti-abortion demonstration was joined by hundreds of thousands on the one-mile route from the Washington Monument to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, where the Roe v. Wade decision, legalizing abortion, was handed down 44 years ago this month. The theme of March for Life 2017 was “The Power of One.”

Archbishop Broglio said: “From a distance I joined our valiant women and men who affirmed the fundamental and innate value of every human person. Their witness inspires hope, because they remind us that human dignity is a gift from Almighty God from the moment of conception until natural death. It is ours to recognize, enjoy, and protect.”

Speakers at March for Life 2017 included Vice-President Mike Pence along with President Trump’s senior counselor, Kellyanne Conway.