The 30th annual Life Chain will be held Oct. 1

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If you have driven down the busy streets of your city on the first Sunday of October, chances are you have seen people holding signs that read, “Abortion Kills Children” or “Adoption: The Loving Option.” They pray and quietly stand for those lives lost to abortion.

In more than 1,500 communities, including several in the Diocese of Arlington, people will come together for the 30th annual Life Chain Oct. 1.

Life Chain was started in 1997 by Please Let Me Live, a small pro-life ministry based 45 miles north of Sacramento, Calif. The first Life Chain drew more than 2,000 participants.

If you go

ALEXANDRIA

2:30-3:30 p.m.

6222 Franconia Rd. to Frontier Ave.

CULPEPER

2-3:30 p.m.

James Madison Highway (Rte. 29) at Ira Hoffman Lane

FAIRFAX

2-3 p.m.

10675 Fairfax Blvd. at Chain Bridge Road (Rte. 123) at Paul VI Catholic High School

FALLS CHURCH

2-3:30 p.m.

Broad Street (Rte. 7) at Spring Street

FREDERICKSBURG 

2-3:30 p.m.

Jefferson Davis Highway (Rte. 1) at Stafford Avenue

Pick up signs at St. Mary Church Activity Center, William Street at Stafford Avenue, at 1:45 p.m.

GAINESVILLE 

2-3:30 p.m.

Linton Hall Road at Wellington Road

LEESBURG

2-3:30 p.m.

North King Street at Oakcrest Manor Drive, N.E.

MANASSAS

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Sudley Road at Plantation Lane

STAFFORD

2-3:30 p.m.

3130 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

Pick up signs at St. William of York Church at 1:45 p.m.

WINCHESTER

2-3 p.m.

Amherst Street from Westside Station Drive to Fox Drive

WOODBRIDGE / DALE CITY 

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Smoketown Road at Gideon Drive

WOODSTOCK 

2-3:30 p.m.

Main Street at Reservoir Road

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