Israelis Observe Moment of Silence as Memorial Day Siren Honors Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims
Ynet – Israel ground to a halt Wednesday morning to honor soldiers killed in the line of duty and civilians killed in terror attacks as part of Memorial Day – or the ‘Day of Remembrance.’ Israelis bowed their heads in silence for two minutes at 11 am as the annual Memorial Day siren sounded throughout the nation.
After the morning’s siren, the second official memorial service for the fallen began at Mt. Herzl together with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot. At the same time, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon led a ceremony at Tel Aviv’s Kiryat Shaul cemetery.