Holocaust Remembrance Service of
Northwest Louisiana

39th Annual

Holocaust Remembrance Service

To honor the victims of one of humanity's worst moments, our community remembers the Holocaust with an annual ecumenical service. Through our remembering and active cooperation, we strive to obliterate injustice.

Date: May 1st, 2022
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: In-Person at Broadmoor United Methodist Church
3715 Youree Dr.
Shreveport, LA 71105

Also live streamed online:
at the BUMC Youtube Page
and the BUMC Facebook Page
2022 Chair: Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon

Watch 2022 Service on YouTube:

2022 Keynote Presentation:

Deep Wounds and Heroes, Randy Grigsby

Randy was born in Minden, Louisiana and graduated from Minden High School in 1969. Then graduated in 1978 from Louisiana Tech with degrees in Journalism and History. He moved to Shreveport in the spring of 1978 and worked on the wire desk of the Shreveport Times. In November 1978, Randy began a sales career which spanned over forty years--After retiring in June 2011, he pursued his desire to write.

In 2014, he found his true purpose in writing while in Israel with his wife. One night before the tour group was to visit the Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum), he had a dream about the Tehran Children, which is the theme of his book, A Train to Palestine, which he worked on for over five years, and is his first non-fiction book. The book was published in November 2019 by Vallentine Mitchell, a London publishing company who was the first to publish Anne Frank's Diary in English in the late 1950s. His second book This Labyrinth of Darkness and Light: Henrietta Szold, the Rescue of Children from Hitler's Europe, and Her Palestine Experience, is scheduled to be released in September 2022. (Some copies of his books will be available for purchase at Broadmoor United Methodist Church after the event.

His wife Joyce is from Shreveport, and she also possesses a love for God and the land of Israel