Sisters of Providence, Providence Volunteer Ministers and friends at the yearly vigil at the gates of Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, November 16-18, 2007.
Sister Joann Quinkert raises a cross bearing the name of a victim during the procession.
Sister Jenny Howard distributes the Litany of Non-Violence.
Sister Dorothy Gartland participates in the “Presente” roll call.
Sister Dana Augustin places her cross in the fence.
Sister Barbara Battista waves to the military helicopter circling above the street.
Laura Perticara, Providence Volunteer Minister, participates in a remembrance of the El Mozote massacre in which more than 800 Salvadorans were killed.
Providence Volunteer Minister Michelle Goetz raises a cross bearing the name of a victim during the procession.
Providence Volunteer Minister Laura Perticara marches with others.
Sisters Patty Fillenwarth, Stacy Pierce and Jacquelyn Hoffman approach the fence during the roll call. As names of those killed are read one by one, the crowd responds with “Presente.”
The group gathers for a prayer before the solemn procession to commemorate victims of military violence in Latin America.
Peace cranes decorate the fence which blocks the entrance to Ft. Benning in Columbus, Georgia.
The march begins with a solemn funeral procession.
An image of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin at the gates of Ft. Benning, along with peace cranes, crosses and flowers.
The procession ends with music and dancing in celebration of the lives of those commemorated.
An estimated 25,000 people attended the event.
Sisters of Providence are joined by Providence Volunteer Ministers and friends.