El Al Dedicates Memorial Grove in Tel Hadid

As Memorial Day for Israel's fallen approaches, a grove in Tel Hadid, in Ben Shemen Forest, was inaugurated in memory of the fallen security officers of El Al Israel Airlines, and of Dave Beckerman, the father of security systems. The dedication ceremony, which took place on May 1, 2014, was attended by 200 of the victims' family members by El Al executive officers and by KKL-JNF representativ

May 8, 2014 17:52
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El Al Dedicates Memorial Grove in Tel Hadid-3. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)

 Right before Israel's Memorial Day, El Al dedicates a grove in Tel Hadid in memory of its fallen security

“The El Al family embraces the memory of the fallen,” said David Maimon, Director General of the Israel airlines. “One cannot talk about the history of the State of Israel without mentioning El Al. Over the years, we have been assisting the State, and some of us have sacrificed our lives. There is nothing like planting trees to connect people with the land, as the roots connect the tree to the earth.”

Tel Hadid is a beautiful observation point in Ben Shemen Forest that overlooks the coastal plain and is situated on the route of aircraft takeoff and landing at Ben Gurion Airport. Throughout the ceremony, planes flew overhead, and people in the audience looked to see if they were Israeli planes or from foreign companies.

“The legacy of El Al is interwoven with the history of the State of Israel,” said Danny Stapleton, El Al Chief of Security. “We have had the privilege of taking part in national operations and bringing immigrants to Israel from the four corners of the world. Our jets are proud to display the Israeli flag.”

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