In 2008, Mitch and Rozalie Jerome attended the March of Life in Germany founded by Pastor Jobst Bittner. As a second generation Holocaust survivor, the sight of Nazi descendants marching for and apologizing to Jewish Holocaust survivors and their children had a powerful impact on Rozalie that was not easily forgotten.
In 2012, the vision for a March of Remembrance in Houston came. In just six weeks through the efforts of volunteers from multiple churches and ministries, the first March of Remembrance Houston was held in the community of Kingwood, Texas. The march was hosted by seven churches along Woodland Hills Dr beginning with a opening ceremony at Kingwood United Methodist Church and ending with a memorial service at St. Martha’s Catholic Church.
Besides the seven host churches, members of churches throughout Kingwood and across the city of Houston came to show their support and participate. Between the two ceremonies and the march, close to 1,000 people participated in the day.