In My Own Words: L-S student joins 800,000 strong 'March For Our Lives' rally
This past Saturday, my father and I traveled to Washington D.C. to protest with thousands of other people to come together and March for gun regulation. This was a life changing experience for me. It was amazing to see all these wonderful people coming together for a great cause.
There were over 800,000 people all the way down Pennsylvania Avenue. My dad and I were only a block away from the stage! We were right at the corner of the Canadian Embassy. There were so many creative signs that people had put together.
We were able to see many great performers such as Miley Cyrus, Demi Lavato, and Ariana Grande.
There were also plenty of brave high school students to come out in front of all of those people and speak their thoughts. An 11-year-old named Naomi Wadler came and spoke her thoughts. All of these kids were amazingly brave to present themselves in front of these American citizens.
I was extremely impressed at how efficient the march/rally ran. It was an amazing experience. I am so excited to see how these kids from our generation are going to make a change. If the government won’t do anything, we will #votethemout !
Go visit their website and help us put an end to this! March for Our Lives
In My Own Words is a first person written series that highlights Lampeter-Strasburg High School students activities. The opinions of the stated author does not constitute an official position of the Lampeter-Strasburg School District or of the LS News editorial board.
--By Kelliann Drummond, LS News reporter