WHAT IS THE MARCH OF REMEMBRANCE?
The March of Remembrance is a christian prayer walk taken annually since 2007 near Yom HaShoah (Day of Holocaust Remembrance) to “honor, educate, remember, & engage”. We choose that day as a clear sign against anti-Semitism and because it is a powerful symbol of what happens when people remain silent about indifference and prejudice. The March of Remembrance is a sister to the March of Life (Europe).
We gather to humble ourselves and pray in cities all over the world. In 2017, the Kansas City Prayer Walk will take place on May 7th. We then walk on a path significant to each specific locality. Every event is organized by volunteers from the local community to make sure it is a sincere expression that addresses local issues and history. In most cities, there is also a public event at the end of that prayer walk to honor the Jewish community by providing a platform for Holocaust-related speakers to give testimony. Many cities go even further with a benefit to help Holocaust survivors in Israel today.