Yad Sarah will help disabled reach military cemeteries

The voluntary service is free of charge those to those who have lost their loved ones in war and terror attacks.

April 20, 2015 17:33
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Yad Sarah. (photo credit: COURTESY YAD SARAH)

Disabled relatives and friends of the fallen and terrorist victims buried at military cemeteries in the four main cities can ask Yad Sarah to be taken there and back home in a wheelchair-accessible van on Remembrance Day. The service, which can be ordered by calling *6444, will be provided free by the voluntary organization to the cemeteries at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, Kiryat Shaul in Tel Aviv, and those in Haifa and Beersheba.

There is also room in the van for accompanying family members. In addition, at the Jerusalem cemetery, high school pupil volunteers will be ready at the entrance with Yad Sarah wheelchairs to take others who have difficulty reaching the grave sites. Moshe Cohen, the organization’s director-general, said this is a modest but important contribution that we are making to families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones in war and terrorist attacks.

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Separate Remembrance Day ceremonies will be organized by Yad Sarah at its rehabilitation centers around the country. The stories of the fallen will be read, and memorial candles will be lit.

Those who take part in the rehabilitation services will take an active part in the ceremonies, the organization said.

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