Scores of elderly veterans living in Israel marched on Sunday through Jerusalem's city center in full military uniform to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, drawing cheers and amazed looks from onlookers.
The men, who had fought for various European armies during the war, were smiling and waving as they walked the sunny streets of Jerusalem.
"It's very important that people remember this day. It's very important that people come here, even 10 years from now when not all these veterans will be with us. It's very important that this thing continues as a habit to come and celebrate this day," said Netali Palalo, the grandchild of a veteran who passed away.
Israel usually observes the Nazi defeat on May 8, Victory in Europe day, as do most European countries.