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An IDF Soldier's Letter to His Mother

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day, when we all show appreciation for the important mothers in our lives. The brave men and women of the IDF are no different – they each learned their strength and virtue from someone.

The Friends of the IDF (FIDF) has provided this moving letter from a lone soldier (who has no immediate family members in Israel), expressing his great appreciation for his mom.

My name is Yoel and I made aliyah from France.

They often praise the courage of lone soldiers here in Israel – the strength they must have being able to fight for a country when all their family lives abroad.

But this is nothing compared to the sacrifices the mothers of these very same lone soldiers must make on a daily basis.

When I left on a military mission and couldn’t be reached for about a week, my only concern was for my mother. Not knowing where her son was, whether he was ok or not.

So thank you, mom, for your unconditional love and support.

Yoel

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