Webster, TX: The communities of the Bay Area will gather in Webster at Praise Chapel on Saturday, April 26, for the March of Remembrance Houston to honor and remember those who suffered as a result of the Holocaust in World War II.
“I want to do it because we love people,” said Pastor Roy Love, of Praise Chapel and Lead Pastor for the March in Webster. “We are in the ministry of loving those who have had horrible things happen to them. We can talk about love, but we have to demonstrate love,” and the March of Remembrance gives the community a meaningful way to do that.
The March of Remembrance is an event sponsored by Christians, and held in cities throughout the US, to honor and remember those who suffered in the Holocaust, their descendants, and the rescuers who risked their lives to help their fellow man. It provides a unique opportunity to learn about the Holocaust through first-hand accounts of survivors, and to raise awareness on the issue of social justice in a time of increasing anti-Semitism and when people groups worldwide suffer persecution.
The March in Webster
The March in Webster will begin with free registration and music at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 26, at Praise Chapel (18516 Highway 3). The opening ceremony and Memorial service begins at 2:00pm, with testimonies from Holocaust survivor, Bill Orlin, and Dr. Hy Penn, second generation of Holocaust survivors.
Following the ceremony is a 1.8 mile prayer walk beginning at Praise Chapel and continuing to W NASA Parkway before looping back to Praise Chapel for fellowship, food, and music.
For more information about the March of Remembrance, and to register for the event, click here.
About the March of Remembrance Houston
The 2014 March in Houston will be held at five Houston area locations, with synagogues and churches from many denominations participating. Each location will hold memorial services with testimonies from Holocaust survivors, along with a prayer and awareness walk. Several locations will also host descendants of Nazi members who will be flying in from Germany to acknowledge the wrongs of their ancestors and to express repentance.
At the same time as the March in Webster, three other Marches in the greater Houston area will be taking place: in Baytown (Trinity Episcopal Church), in Brenham (Cannery Kitchen), and in Kingwood (Christ the King Lutheran). Then on Sunday, April 27, the central event in Meyerland will begin at 12:30pm in Godwin Park (5101 Rutherglenn Dr) and conclude at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, where participants may join with the Jewish community’s memorial service coordinated by Holocaust Museum Houston.