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Memorial Day

Everything comes to a stop nationwide, including the Jerusalem Light Rail, at exactly 11:00 on Memorial Day as a two-minute air-raid siren shatters the silence. Passengers stand solemnly contemplating Israel’s 22,993 fallen soldiers and terror victims. Jerusalem, Israel. 25-Apr-2012.

A mother lays her head in grief on the grave of her son in the Police section of Mt. Hertzl Military Cemetery. Jerusalem, Israel. 25-Apr-2012.

A lone IDF soldier sits by the grave of a family member or friend at Mt. Hertzl Military Cemetery on Memorial Day. Jerusalem, Israel. 25-Apr-2012.

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Heroism and Pain

Memorial Day in Israel

A guard of homor of IDF Paratroopers at a ceremony on the Mount of Olives on Memorial Day. Jerusalem, Israel. 09/05/2011.

Memorial Day in Israel

IDF Paratroopers inspect their weapons for live rounds following a Memorial Day Ceremony on Mount of Olives overlooking the city.

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Could it be my age?

Ben Kaspit, Maariv Daily Newspaper:

“It is becoming more difficult from year to year. Could it be my age? Once, when I was the same age as the fallen soldiers, it was easier. Even though some of them were my friends. Today I am the age of the parents, and the fallen soldiers are the children, they always remain children, and it’s much harder to fight the tears.”

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Yom Hazikaron

Just a few hours before Israel’s 62nd Independence Day celebrations begin, the nation united today in mourning and remembrance of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Families and friends of 22,684 fallen soldiers and terror victims assembled in cemeteries throughout the country to pay their respects as a two-minute air-raid siren shattered the silence and pierced the heart and the soul.

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