Defense Ministry steps up Remembrance Day preparations due to heat wave

May 3, 2014 21:52


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The Defense Ministry Families and Memorization Wing has stepps up preparations across military cemeteries ahead of Remembrance Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, due to a heat wave that will dominate the weather during the day, according to weather forecasts.

Enhanced preparations include the deployment of more than 130 Magen David Adom ambulances across 52 military cemeteries that will host official memorial ceremonies, and 650 medics. Defense Ministry officials are also setting up shade at the cemeteries, and plastic chairs near each grave of a fallen soldier. It will hand out hundreds of thousands of water bottles to mourner.

"We call on the public to act responsibly, to drink frequently, and to turn to medics and officials at the military cemeteries [if needed],| the Defense Ministry said.

Now is the time to join the news event of the year - The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference!
For more information and to sign up,
click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
June 16, 2019
Saudi crown prince blames Iran for tanker attacks


Cookie Settings