Country Bows Its Head to 23,320 Fallen

21 Apr 2015

harherzl_slideIsraelis will come to a stop Tuesday evening to honor 23,320 fallen soldiers and civilian victims of wars and terrorism. A minute-long siren will sound out around the country at 8 p.m.

After the siren, a memorial torch-lighting ceremony will take place at the Western Wall, attended by President Reuven Rivlin and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.

At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, a two-minute siren will sound, before a state memorial ceremony will commence at the Kiryat Shaul Cemetery in northern Tel Aviv, in the presence of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

At 1 p.m., a ceremony honoring the victims of terrorism will take place at the Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery, in the presence of Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Eisenkot.

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