Amid Memorial Day Preparations, IDF Chief Acknowledges Many New Bereaved Families

Stand for Israel  |  May 8, 2024

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After months of the Israel-Hamas war, many more Israeli families will be mourning for fallen soldiers this year. We mourn for all those who have died in combat and have lost their lives defending the nation of Israel. The Times of Israel tells us more:

Military officials across the country are placing memorial candles, flowers, and miniature flags at half-staff by the graves of soldiers, police officers and other security personnel who have died throughout the history of the State of Israel and the Zionist movement, as the state prepares to mark Memorial Day next week.

Speaking at a flag-placing ceremony at the memorial hall for fallen soldiers at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi says the military will “continue to fight together for the defense of our country and to ensure our existence here.”

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