Follow live: Nation marks Remembrance Day

April 24, 2012 14:42

The Jerusalem Post reports live from key Remembrance Day ceremonies as Israel remembers its fallen.

Memorial day

Memorial day. (photo credit:REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

Follow The Jerusalem Post's live coverage Tuesday night as the nation marks Remembrance Day 2012. Since 1860, some 22,993 servicemen and women have died defending the state; over the past year alone 126 soldiers and security personnel have fallen in the line of duty.

Starting when Remembrance Day officially begins at 8pm, when a one-minute siren will sound across the country, we bring you live tweets, pictures and video clips.

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President Shimon Peres opens the official government ceremony at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The ceremony includes Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz as well as government representatives and bereaved relatives.

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