The March of Remembrance is a memorial walk taken annually since 2007 on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) or during the month of April to commemorate Holocaust and Genocide Awareness month to “remember, reconcile and take a stand”.
We choose this time 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 an American response to the March of Life (Europe).
We gather to humble ourselves and pray in cities everywhere on a designated weekend every spring. 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, we will also hold public events 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.