Ganz sends letter to IDF soldiers before Remembrance Day

April 14, 2013 17:08

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Ganz released a letter to all IDF soldiers on Sunday, in the hours before the Remembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars, commemorating the memory of soldier's that have fallen protecting Israel while reminding the soldiers currently serving that Israel is ready for any challenges that may come.

He began his letter by expressing his condolences for families who have lost soldiers writing, "we will strengthen the bereaved families, who are family to the IDF, during their ongoing and difficult struggle of having lost their loved ones."

He continued by saying that in the tradition that the IDF carries on today, the soldiers who have died protecting IDF chose to "put on a combat vest and take up arms when they were asked, like us, to protect their parents at home, their children, their brothers and their sisters, and their friends."

To end his letter, Ganz proclaimed that the IDF of today is "prepared and ready to deal with an ever changing and developing enemy." 

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