For the second time in a week, the people of Israel paused at the sound of a siren. This siren sounded for two minutes on Yom HaZikaron, Israel's Remembrance Day, as 23,477 fallen were remembered:
A two-minute long siren brought Israel to a standstill on Wednesday as the country honored the 23,477 people who have fallen in the country's wars on Remembrance Day Wednesday.
In Jerusalem, a memorial ceremony honoring fallen soldiers took place at Mount Herzl beginning at 11:00 a.m. with the sounding of the siren. The President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, and several other prominent Israeli figures were in attendance.
The ceremonies will continue by honoring Israeli victims of hostilities at 1:00 p.m.