Virginia’s House of Delegates recognizes January 22nd as the Day of Tears.

Our message is this: January 22nd is the Day of Tears. Please lower your flag.

January 18, 2017

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Virginia’s House of Delegates adopted a resolution which recognizes January 22nd as the Day of Tears.

The resolution reads,

“WHEREAS, on January 22, 1973, the majority of the members of the Supreme Court ruled that abortion was a right secured by the Constitution; and

WHEREAS, since that fateful day, over 58 million unborn children have perished; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That January 22 hereby be recognized as the Day of Tears in Virginia and that the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia be encouraged to lower their flags to half-staff to mourn the innocents who have lost their lives to abortion.”

The significance of the resolution is that it declares that the January 22, 1973 ruling of the Supreme Court, in the case of Roe v. Wade, is responsible for a staggering loss of life. Over 58 million children never had the chance to laugh, to love or to live.

January 22nd is a grim date in history, filled with sorrow and regret. It is a date that has produced an ocean of tears.

The resolution encourages private citizens, ordinary people who fly an American flag, to lower their flags on January 22nd in mourning for those who have perished by abortion. When people awaken on January 22nd and go about their daily travels, they will see flags lowered in mourning and ask, Who died?

The answer to that question may lead some to conclude that it is time to end the tears.

The Day of Tears is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has been granted non-profit status by the IRS under the Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(C)(3). The Day of Tears name has received Trademark Registration and Protection from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

For additional information, media outlets should contact Anne Fitzgerald, the Executive Director of Day of Tears. Anne can be reached at (540) 255-5398 or

Legislators and pro-life groups should contact Ken Adams, the Founder of Day of Tears. Ken can be reached by email at

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