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Kansas City Day of Remembrance May 1

Metro Voice is pleased to help bring the Day of Remembrance and March of Remembrance to Kansas City on May 1. The purpose of this event is to honor Holocaust survivors and their families in the Kansas City area. For the first time, Kansas City will participate in this worldwide event known as March of Remembrance in the United States and March of Life in Europe.

See our interview with Overland Park resident and Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski

Sonia Warshawski

Sonia Warshawski



We are serving the believing community of Kansas City to say to the Holocaust survivors and their descendants, “You are not forgotten. You are not alone. We will remember and we will not be silent for Zion’s sake.”

The Day of Remembrance takes place at the Overland Park Convention Center.

The Day of Remembrance takes place at the Overland Park Convention Center.

The one-day event begins on with a pre-rally at 1 pm. in the registration area of the ballroom of the Overland Park Convention Center. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Holocaust and “Righteous Among the Nations”. At 2:30 p.m. attendees will transition outside to the courtyard to prepare for the March of Remembrance. Local leaders will guide those assembled in prayer, including the opportunity to make the choice from cursing to blessing as described in Genesis 12: 2-4.

The March of Remembrance will begin at 3 p.m. The walk will be 1.2 miles with the possibility to only go half that distance. The event will be held rain or shine. Both the pre-rally and prayer walk are free, however, donations will be accepted to defray the event costs.

An Evening of Remembrance, begins at 6:30 p.m., and will be a powerful expression of Holocaust remembrance and honor. You will be moved by the beauty and elegance of Israeli and Jewish music, a professional Holocaust and liberation ballet and a philharmonic string quartet.

Our keynote speaker is Elhanan Glazer, a former member of the Knesset, the legislative body of Israel. Mr. Glazer has made it his life’s work to honor and bless Holocaust survivors and to reach out to the Christian community to carry the torch of remembrance.

Who is invited to participate in the Day of Remembrance?

Everyone is invited to participate in the event. We are especially reaching out to the believing community of Kansas City – those who know and understand the importance of the Holocaust as well as the importance of the Jewish people beginning in the Old Testament, throughout history and now in their place in modern times. We also prayerfully hope that Holocaust survivors and their families will feel welcome to join us.

How to participate: How can you be involved? Visit www.morkc.org. Register prior to Sunday, May 1. Encourage your family, friends, church, youth group, Sunday School class, Bible study group to attend as well Attend the FREE Pre-rally 1-3 p.m. Walk in the March for Remembrance beginning at 3 p.m., which is also free. Attend the Evening of Remembrance from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This event is $25 per person, or $40 including an event t-shirt and pre-registrations are encouraged, as there are a limited number of tickets and t-shirts.

Where is the event location?

The events of the day will be held at Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kan. The center is located south of I-435, west of Nall Avenue and east of Metcalf Avenue.

Who are the other sponsors?

As of this writing, sponsors include the Metro Voice (with Anita and me serving as co-chairs), Church of the Nazarene Kansas City District, Dramatic Truth Ballet Theatre, Love for Israel Relief Fund and Hope for Ishmael. However, we welcome additional sponsors. For details, contact Mike Schmid at morkc2016@gmail.com or call (913) 490-8927.

–By Lori (Roberts) Wilson