IAF bases open to hosts Holocaust survivors

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 11, 2013 16:33

Twelve Air Force bases throughout the country were opened to host tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors Tuesday, Army Radio reported.

The guests toured aircraft cockpits, observed airplanes and met with members of the corps led by Israel Air Force chief Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel, according to the army-run radio channel.

"This is an opportunity to salute and thank [the Holocaust survivors], because you are the ones who have been through hell and established the country, and today we have a magnificent country. It is our duty, the people in uniform, to protect it," Eshel was cited as saying.


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