Yom Hazikaron – Remembering Israel’s Fallen Soldiers & Victims of Terror
Since the beginning of the modern Jewish movement in the Land of Israel in 1860, a total of 23,544 have died defending the Jewish state, including 97 in the past year.
There are a total of 9,157 bereaved parents in Israel, thousands of bereaved siblings, 4,881 widows and 1,843 orphans under the age of 30. In addition, 3,117 civilians have been killed in hostile acts such as terror attacks since the birth of the the State of Israel, including 122 foreign nationals and 100 Israelis killed in attacks abroad.
This Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, may the memories of all those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in freedom, be blessed, and may we remember all the innocent victims of terror, whose memories we also honor today.
Baruch Dayan Emet.
[Photo credit: Arsen Ostrovsky / IJC]