Memorial Ceremony for Fallen Soldiers    

on  18/04/2018 
Keren Hayesod World Conference participants mark Memorial Day
The participants of the Keren Hayesod Annual World Conference marked the beginning of Memorial Day, (Yom Hazikaron in Hebrew), at an emotional ceremony at the Armored Corps memorial at Latrun, a major battle site in both the Israeli War of Independence and the Six-Day War, located between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. 
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Conference participants, along with the population of Israel, ushered in the 24-hour period of mourning for Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism as a siren sounded at 8 P.M. at Latrun and around the country.
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David Koschitzky, Chairman of the Keren Hayesod World Board of Trustees.

Since last Memorial Day, 72 dead have been added to the roster of Israel’s fallen and another 30 disabled veterans have died of prior injuries. The number of dead in the defense of the country and from other hostile acts now stands at 23,646 since 1860.
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The memory of the 23,646 fallen will be forever etched in our hearts.


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