Monday, May 5, 2014

Memorial Day at our cemetery in the Negev

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Last night's Memorial Day ceremonies at Meitar's amphitheater continued this  morning at our small cemetery near the forest.
At the gate, bunches of flowers were handed to the grieving families to put on the graves of their soldier sons and daughters.



 Ready for the rabbis and cantors--the army's booklet of prayers for Memorial Day.


After the half hour ceremony,  the officers and the families went up to the small military section of the cemetery and gathered informally around the several graves.


With the flame lit and the flag at half mast, Israel entered into the difficult day of deeply and actively remembering the thousands of fallen on this, the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terror.
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At nightfall we will make the sudden transition into joyously celebrating Independence Day.
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(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)

2 comments:

William Kendall said...

Melancholy and solemn shots, and that makes them work.

Kay said...

I'm wishing you peace on this solemn day of remembrance and respect.