Ahead of Memorial Day: 24,068 fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terrorism

Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
From Memorial Day last year and until today, 56 people have been added to the tally, as well as another 84 handicapped people, who died as a result of their disability and were recognized during the year as IDF casualties

This coming Tuesday at 8:00 p.m., a one-minute memorial siren will be sounded throughout the country, marking the start of Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of the Wars of Israel and Victims of Actions of Terrorism. Immediately after the siren, memorial rallies will begin across the country. The main ceremony will take place at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem in the presence of the President and the IDF Chief of Staff.

On Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., a two-minute memorial siren will be sounded, followed by official memorial services in 52 military cemeteries across the country and at memorial sites. The main ceremony will take place at the National Memorial Hall for Israel's Fallen on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem in the presence of the President, Prime Minister and Speaker of the Knesset. Immediately after the siren, at 11:02 a.m., a special flyover will pass over the military cemetery and the National Memorial Hall on Mount Herzl.

The Department of Families and Commemoration at the Ministry of Defense, which is responsible for the Memorial Day events, has completed the preparation of the 52 military cemeteries, the Memorial Monument to the Bedouin Warriors at Hamovil junction, hundreds of military burial plots and thousands of graves scattered in various localities from Kiryat Shmona to Eilat. The works included renovation, accessibility, maintenance, cleaning, landscaping as well as...

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