International Pro-Life Activity Award
Kennewick Council 8179 in Kennewick, Washington, has a strong pro-life history. They host a bi-annual Pro-Life Conference, coordinate trips to the state capitol for the annual March for Life, participate in 40 Days for Life twice a year, and conduct monthly Pro-Life educational seminars.
They also sponsor billboards and ads on Catholic radio stations.
This year, under the leadership of Grand Knight Lawrence Devlin, they partnered to obtain a box truck outfitted with a pro-life billboard. They made sure the truck was visible throughout the area at 40 Days for Life, Pro-Life marches, at demonstrations in front of Planned Parenthood, and at other high visibility events.
Most recently, the truck was the dominant sight at the Pro-Life March between St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and St. Joseph’s soccer field, where Knights fabricated or repaired —and staked — over 500 white crosses as a tribute to lives lost to abortion. Fifty council members volunteered 2,500 hours in support of these pro-life efforts last year.