The province of La Rioja (Argentina) designates the March of Life as an official day of commemoration.
After the first March of Life was held in the Argentine provincial capital of La Rioja this May, in the future the second or third Sunday in May will be the official day of the Marcha de La Vida.
Provincial Deputy Mario Gustavo Galván presented the organizers of the march, Pastor Eduardo Moyano and his wife Sara, with the resolution of the Chamber of Deputies to designate this day as the province’s official Holocaust Remembrance Day. Gustavo Galáno explained that the march should now be held every year so that the death marches and the murder of the Jews would not be forgotten in future generations. He praised the march as a proclamation of life and an effective sign against antisemitism.
The representative of the Jewish community of La Rioja, Norberto Schmira, and the director of the City Council, Paplo Canales, were also present at the handover.
We hope that many cities will follow this example.