General information regarding the
Million Family March

Date: October 16, 2000
Location: Washington Mall
Program Time: Pre-Program 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Main Program 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Transportation Information

  1. We are asking all vehicles that are coming to Washington, to arrive in the DC area between the hours of 12:00-5:00 AM on the morning of Oct. 16th. The DC Metrorail system will be up and running by 4:00 am of the 16th. For your departure back to respective cities, we ask that you begin departing no earlier than 6:30-7:00 PM on the evening of the 16th.

  2. Buses from Midwest Region are to park at the Greenbelt Metro Lot (Cherry Lane at CSX/MARC. Access off exit 24 of inner loop I-495). 250 spaces available.

  3. All families that will be utilizing their personal vehicles to park at the following Metro Stations throughout the Washington Metropolitan areas. Midwest Region: Shady Grove Station (Somerville Dr. north of Route 355) Alternate: Glenmont Garage (Georgia Ave. at Glenallen Ave. 1781 spaces available parking $2.25

    Special Note:

    1. Parking is on a first come, first serve basis.
    2. Parking is available 24 hours per day.
    3. Parking fees are assessed upon departure.

    Travel Suggestions:

    1. If you are planning on driving your personal vehicle to Washington, please make sure that you have a basic maintenance check (oil, tires, etc.) before putting your vehicle on the road. Please make sure that you have a functional way of changing tires on the road if the need arises.
    2. Please make sure that your vehicle has up to date insurance, stickers, etc. Also make sure that the operator/s of your vehicle has a VALID Operator's Permit (Driver's License).
    3. Please utilize seat belts and all other safety measures while traveling.
    4. Please comply with any and all Federal, State and Local regulations as it relates to the speed of your vehicle. If you can avoid any situations by compliance with the law, please be found in compliance.
    5. If you are driving a personal vehicle, it is our suggestions that you travel with multiple vehicles. From a security standpoint, it would be your advantage to do so.
    6. If the driver becomes tired, have the driver relinquish the wheel to another driver, or have the driver pull into a secure rest area.
    7. It is imperative that you write down your drop off location. By so doing you will not have to rely on your memory to recall where you are to meet your bus after the March is completed.

    The parking of buses and vehicles at the designated areas are paramount for our success. As more locations open up, you may periodically check the Million Family march web site: ( or feel free to give us a call. I thank you in advance for your attention and cooperation for the above stated matters.

  4. Schedule for the 500 Ministers that we are going to bring to the Million Family March.

    The Ministers should arrive on the Sunday night, Oct. 15. On the morning of Oct. 16th, there will be an interfaith prayer breakfast near the mall from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. We expect about 1,000 Ministers for the prayer breakfast. At 9:30 am we will walk to the mall for the Million Family March program. The clergy can plan to depart from the mall area after 4:00 PM.