An Israeli visits the grave of a fallen soldier on Mount Herzl during Remembrance Day on April 18th, 2018..
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Israelis across the country commemorated lost loved ones as they marked Remembrance Day, visiting grave-sites of soldiers and terror victims who have been killed throughout Israel's history.
In the capital, Jerusalem's Mount Herzl— Israel's national cemetery— was flooded with people who visited the resting places of their family and friends. The national memorial ceremony, held yearly at the mount, sees people join from all over the country as they pause, hours before Independence Day celebrations are set to kick off, to reflect on those who gave their lives for the country's freedom.
Israel paused in commemoration for two minutes at 11 A.M. local time as a siren blared throughout the country, just as sirens sounded for Holocaust Remembrance Day last week and Remembrance Day on Tuesday night.