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Nellie Gray

Nellie Gray, the stalwart founder and organizer of the annual March for Life, died over this past weekend. She was 88.

She was frugal and consistently organized a mass rally with sheer human courage and very little money.

Her life mission became the March for Life, which she spent each year organizing.

The myriad of details to bring hundreds of thousands of people to Washington each January are beyond description and probably would fill up ten books in a straightforward diary.

Nellie Gray did it on a shoestring: organizing buses of prolifers from every state, the huge lineup of speakers-- as many as 200 speakers being introduced at each event, the Silent No More Campaign, youth rallies, the Rose dinner and annual convention etc. Her passion was to save unborn babies. She had already made many plans for the 2013 March for Life, including another huge youth rally. Her legacy is a great one.