Memorial day stamp issued by Philatelic Service

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVITCH
May 5, 2011 16:57

 
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A stamp on the theme of "We’re from the Same Village" has been issued by the Israel Postal Company’s Philatelic Services to mark Memorial Day for the Fallen on Monday. Sasi Shilo, chairman of the company’s directorate, said Thursday that stamps are part of the Israeli experience. "Such a stamp can be designed in a special way to signify the flowering and growth of the Jewish people together with the sadness and pain over those who are no longer with us."

The late songwriter Naomi Shemer composed the words and melody of the Hebrew song for the fallen. The NIS 1.70 stamp and envelope were designed by Osnat Eshel for the occasion. Every year since 1952, a stamp to mark Memorial Day has been issued by the Philatelic Services. Each prime minister and defense minister has sent cards to the families of the fallen, along with the philatelic material, to express their gratitude for their sacrifices.

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