So different from the celebrations we read about when Palestinian terrorists are hailed as heroes, Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers in Israel is a sombre day as the country since everyone has either lost someone or knows of a family that has lost a member.
A friend who writes her own blog has put it in words of meaning, see below.
I have been dreading this Yom Hazikaron. The pain of what we have lost over the past years is too much to bear and there is no end to the tears. Tears for the victims of terror in Israel, Belgium and France. Tears for our most precious 67 brave warriors, who paid the ultimate price for our safety and freedom. Tears for the bereaved families, the parents who have lost their sons, cut down in their prime in defense of their country. Tears for the babies who will never meet their fathers. Tears for the lovers who will never hold each other again. Tears, endless tears.
There will never be enough words to express our gratitude for their service to all of us. May their memories forever be blessed.
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