Memorial Day: Saluting Israel's 23,741 Fallen Soldiers

(Jerusalem Post) Editorial - The State of Israel bows its head to remember 23,741 fallen soldiers and 3,150 terror victims, and pay tribute to them for making the ultimate sacrifice. Remembrance Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism began Tuesday night with a state ceremony at the Western Wall, where a minute of silence was observed in memory of the fallen after a siren at 8 p.m. Another siren was heard Wednesday morning at 11 a.m., when most Israelis stop whatever they're doing to pause and recall loved ones, relatives and friends - and people they didn't know. In a special message to soldiers, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi wrote: "Standing upright, knowing that justice is on our side, we will continue the battle to secure our independence, and our right to live in safety and flourish in the Land of Israel."

2019-05-08 00:00:00

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