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From Alabama, alumnae from Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS come to show support

Lyndsey White, 21, and Nicole Serwinowski, 20, drove more than 12 hours from the University of Alabama with their sorority sisters to attend the march.

For both girls, the march was personal: They are alumnae of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Serwinowski said she had to do something after the shooting, not only because she is an alum, but also because her younger brother was at the school and lost friends in the Feb. 14 shooting.

White said other girls in her sorority reached out and wanted to support her and Serwinowski, so they decided to get a group together and come to Washington.

As the two girls and their sorority sisters took a photo in front of a U-turn sign, one of their chaperones said the sign was chosen because they weren’t turning back.

Serwinowski said she wanted to show the students at Stoneman Douglas that “We’re here for them.”

Live coverage: March for Our Lives
Thousands pack Pennsylvania Avenue as seen from the sixth floor of the Newseum on Saturday in Washington. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather in the nation’s capital Saturday for the March for Our Lives, an anti-gun-violence rally organized by survivors of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 people dead.