Annual Life Chain gives silent, public pro-life witness

More than 30 people from the community took an hour out of their Sunday afternoon the past week to take part in Imperial’s annual Life Chain, one of nearly 60 held across Nebraska and among hundreds nationwide and in Canada. It was the 30th year for the Life Chain movement, which started in 1987 in California. Every first Sunday in October, Life Chain organizers invite churches and congregations in Nebraska, across the U.S. and in Canada to stand on designated sidewalks to pray for one hour. in Imperial, perfect 70-degree weather greeted the participants this year who lined Broadway Street for several blocks with various signs such as “Pray to End Abortion,” “Adoption: the Loving Option” and “Life: The First Unalienable Right.” Participants—young, old and middle-aged—gathered in front of St. Patrick Parish Hall, above, following the hour of prayer for a group picture. Among the participants, pictured below, were Ken Tomky and son Aidan. (Johnson Publications photos)

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