President of Israel Reuven Rivlin eulogized his predecessor and late colleague Shimon Peres Friday morning, calling him a true visionary, patriot, and a "man of deeds" who worked tirelessly for the Jewish State.
"I am speaking to you today for the final time Shimon, 'as one President to another', as you would say each time you called to offer strength and good advice," Rivlin reminisced.
"As one man you carried an entire nation on the wings of imagination, on the wings of vision," Rivlin continued, "Yet, you were not only a man of vision, you were a man of deeds."
"You had the rare ability Shimon, to conceive what seemed to be the inconceivable, and see it to fruition. Your eyes saw far ahead, while your feet covered great distances on the landscape of Jewish and Zionist history. "
Rivlin concluded by stating: "This is a sad day, Shimon, this is a sad day. The journey of your dreams which began in Poland, comes to its end in Jerusalem our capital, which is also a dream which became a reality. Your death is a great personal and national loss, as it is also the end on an era, the end of the era of giants whose lives’ stories are the stories of the Zionist movement and the State of Israel."