Remembrance Day ceremonies commemorated Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, who lost their lives in the fight for the country's existence.Bereaved families visited their loved ones on Mount Herzl on Wednesday morning.
Other ceremonies took place throughout the country. The ceremonies honored Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror. Many of the ceremonies were in military cemeteries and current IDF soldiers attended, to honor their fellow soldiers in arms who fell in battle.
Government officials paid respects at Remembrance Day ceremonies throughout the country.
"Each of us remembers the moment our loved ones fell," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a speech on Wednesday. "When they fell, we fell with them. When my brother fell I did not know I I would get up, and how I would get up. I felt like a part of me had been amputated - a hand, a leg, a heart. The shock was so large that I completely lost my sense of taste, and beyond that my taste for life. I know that this has happened to so many of you. A similar feeling came over my parents, and my younger brother. And yet, like so many of you, we found the strength to stand up. Years later my father said: 'Life is a mighty river that propels you forward and gives you new strength.' This is how we all mourned deeply, got up, clung to life, and this too is what happened to our people."
"In the dining room of the Reichan Outpost in Lebanon I remember many ideological arguments between the right and the left, but we left together on operations, united as one people with one heart," said Yamina Leader Naftali Bennet at a ceremony at a military cemetery.
"Every one of you, from the families of the bereaved, returns to their private loss, the loss of their beloved fallen family member." said Avigdor Lieberman "All of the people of Israel remember the moments of pain and sorrow, and the difficult news from the battlefield. The moments that accompany us and will always accompany us."Mourning began with the traditional siren. As every year, Israelis stopped their daily errands to observe a moment of silence for Israel's fallen.
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