ABC Wednesday is in its fifth year, an amazing accomplishment for A-Day.
Adding to the group effort, I hereby add ARMY MEN and their ARMS.
Thinking to eat my granola bar in the normally empty little garden adjacent to the Tower of David, I entered and was amazed to see some soldiers there!
And their arms were in piles. Automatic rifles everywhere.
Their backpacks were assembled just outside the Old City wall, next to the Jaffa Gate, with one soldier guarding them.
In guided tours, IDF soldiers are taught about Jerusalem, Israel, and all the heritage as part of their training.
But the young men and women certainly don't want to schlepp their pekelach all over the Old City.
And the churches and museums do not allow weapons inside.
But I have never seen such an "arsenal" as was assembled there in the garden a few weeks ago!