National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

September 14, 2024

Years ago, I conceived the idea of having a day where we would invite people nationwide to pray at the graves of aborted babies.

I took this idea to other national pro-life leaders and this led to the creation of the National Day of Remembrance, which is celebrated each year on the second Saturday of September. This event honors the bodies and memory of our brothers and sisters killed by abortion, and calls on pro-life Americans to gather at the gravesites of these children.

Solemn prayer vigils will be conducted at these gravesites as well as hundreds of other sites dedicated in memory of aborted children. Visiting the burial places of these children cuts through any rhetoric surrounding abortion and moves this conversation from the abstract into concrete reality.

After all, we have burial services not for “concepts,” but for human persons.

And when we gather for these services, we express the mourning that should mark the lives and hearts of all who seek to build a culture of life. Pro-life activism begins with a broken heart; it begins when we can mourn the killing of the children we could not save. “Blessed are those who mourn,” Jesus said, “for they will be comforted” (Mt. 5:4).

Over the years I have presided over many funerals and memorial services for aborted babies. Below you will see videos of two of those funerals. One prayer service I led back in 2014 was at the grave of 16,433 babies killed by abortion!

Priests for Life provides some great prayer resources that can be used for this day. You can find these resources at our online store at  Also see for a wide variety of pro-life prayers.

Below you can find a list of where the gravesites are located. We encourage you to visit and participate in any events scheduled at those sites. If you are interested, please contact us at 321-500-1000 or at

Pro-Life Leader Frank Pavone

Killed in Darkness - Remembered in Light
Funeral for Aborted Babies in Detroit, 2008

Greenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens

909 Lincoln Road
Montgomery, AL 36109

Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

3222 County Road 548
Hanceville, AL 36077

Green Acres Memorial Gardens

18898 7th Street
Bloomington, CA 92316

Odd Fellows Cemetery

3640 Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park

11500 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

2161 S Fullerton Road
Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery

6739 S. Boulder Road
Boulder, CO 80303

St. Louis King of France Catholic Church

3310 S. Sherman Street
Englewood, CO 80113

Holy Apostles College & Seminary

33 Prospect Hill Road
Cromwell, CT 06416

Cathedral Cemetery

2400 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805

Miller Family Cemetery

Highway 59 and Old Lloyd Road
Lloyd, FL 32344

Milton Cemetery

Keyser Street and Elva Street
Milton, FL 32570

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery

1500 South State Road 7
North Lauderdale, FL 33068

Pine Ridge Church

3900 S. Hiawassee Road
Orlando, FL 32835

Roselawn Cemetery

843 Piedmont Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32312

St. Mary Cemetery

S. Hamlin Ave. and W. 87th Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

1400 S. Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162

Resurrection Cemetery

200 W. Romeo Rd.
Romeoville, IL 60446

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

14598 Oakridge Road
Carmel, IN 46032

Catholic Cemetery

3500 Lake Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Southlawn Cemetery

61430 US-31
South Bend, IN 46614

Holy Cross Cemetery

175 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148

Immaculate Conception Cemetery

Singerly Road (Route 213) and Childs Road
Elkton, MD 21921

Christ the King Catholic Church

1102 Hart Road
Towson, MD 21286

Holy Spirit Catholic Cemetery

9565 Musch Road
Brighton, MI 48116

Assumption Grotto Cemetery

13770 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI 48205

St. Joseph’s Cemetery

2520 West Willow Street
Lansing, MI 48917

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

25800 W. 10 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48034

White Chapel Cemetery

621 W Long Lake Road
Troy, MI 48098

Resurrection Cemetery

2101 Lexington Avenue South
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Calvary Cemetery

4947 W. Florissant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63115

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

211 Irwin Drive
Newton Grove, NC 28366

Holy Cross North Catholic Cemetery

1502 32nd Avenue N.
Fargo, ND 58102

Calvary Cemetery

10th Avenue and N. Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58203

Calvary Cemetery

82nd Avenue SE and 17th Street SW
Jamestown, ND 58401

Ocean County Memorial Park

1722 Silverton Road
Toms River, NJ 08753

Sandia Memory Garden

9500 San Pedro Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Jefferson Rural Cemetery

27 North Jefferson Avenue
Catskill, NY 12414

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

115 Wheeler Road
Central Islip, NY 11722

Our Lady of Knock Shrine Church

2052 Route 145
East Durham, NY 12423

Albany Rural Cemetery

Cemetery Avenue
Menands, NY 12204

Cemetery of the Holy Rood

111 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY 11590

Holy Cross Cemetery

100 E. Waterloo Road
Akron, OH 44319

Woodland Cemetery

118 Woodland Avenue
Dayton, OH 45409

Calvary Cemetery

2020 Sanford Street
Sandusky, OH 44870

Franciscan University of Steubenville

1235 University Boulevard
Steubenville, OH 43952

Resthaven Memorial Park

16006 S. Rock Creek Rd.
Shawnee, OK 74801

Christian Chapel

7807 East 76th Street
Tulsa, OK 74133

Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery

1701 Market Street
Linwood, PA 19061

Laurel Hill Cemetery

3822 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19132

Oak Grove Cemetery

Clay Avenue and Greendale Road
Tyrone, PA 16686

Calvary Hill Cemetery

3235 Lombardy Lane
Dallas, TX 75220

Forest Lawn Cemetery

8701 Almeda Genoa Road
Houston, TX 77075

Klein Memorial Park

32539 SH 249
Pinehurst, TX 77362

Rachel's Park Memorial

4720 N 19th Street
Waco, TX 76708

Truro Anglican Church

10520 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

St. Michael Catholic Church

109 South Military Road
Dane, WI 53529

Holy Cross Cemetery

7301 W. Nash Street
Milwaukee, WI 53216

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