Tomorrow Israel will bury Arik Sharon on a hill at his Shikmim Ranch in the Negev, next to his wife.
Today TV showed the preparations for the funeral there.
As I watched a backhoe digging the grave and men lining the deep hole with cinder blocks, the reality hit home--Israel is losing "dor tashach," the generation of 1948, of "nefilim" (giants), the Palmach generation, the founders of our State.
One by one they are returning to the earth of the Land they loved.
See any of the Israeli papers for more on Ariel Sharon and the state of the Nation:
The Times of Israel, The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, Ynetnews.