Remembrance Day 2021 in pictures

Remembrance Day ceremonies commemorated Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, who lost their lives in the fight for the country's existence.

Remembrance day 2021 on Mount Herzl (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Remembrance day 2021 on Mount Herzl
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

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.
Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
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(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
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.
(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 Israeli soldiers stand still during the ceremony marking Remembrance Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's old city. (Photo Credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90) Israeli soldiers stand still during the ceremony marking Remembrance Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's old city. (Photo Credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)

 Israeli soldiers stand still during the ceremony marking Remembrance Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's old city. (Photo Credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90) Israeli soldiers stand still during the ceremony marking Remembrance Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's old city. (Photo Credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
Israeli Youth at a ceremony marking Remembrance Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, in Moshav Yashresh, April 13, 2021. (Photo Credit: YOSSI ALONI/FLASH90)Israeli Youth at a ceremony marking Remembrance Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, in Moshav Yashresh, April 13, 2021. (Photo Credit: YOSSI ALONI/FLASH90)
(Photo Credit: YOSSI ALONI/FLASH90)(Photo Credit: YOSSI ALONI/FLASH90)

Government officials paid respects at Remembrance Day ceremonies throughout the country. 
(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
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Prime Minister Netanyahu laying a wreath at 2021 state Remembrance Day ceremony at Mount Herzl (Photo Credit: KOBI GIDEON/GPO)Prime Minister Netanyahu laying a wreath at 2021 state Remembrance Day ceremony at Mount Herzl (Photo Credit: KOBI GIDEON/GPO)
"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."
(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)(Photo Credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
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Yamina head Naftali Bennett spoke at a Remembrance Day ceremony in the Kfar Saba military cemetery on April 14 2021 (Photo Credit: MICHAEL KATZ)Yamina head Naftali Bennett spoke at a Remembrance Day ceremony in the Kfar Saba military cemetery on April 14 2021 (Photo Credit: MICHAEL KATZ)
"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. 

Head of Yisrael Beytenu Party, Avigdor Liberman,participated at a Remembrance Day ceremony in a cemetery in Nes Ziona. (Courtesy)Head of Yisrael Beytenu Party, Avigdor Liberman,participated at a Remembrance Day ceremony in a cemetery in Nes Ziona. (Courtesy)

"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.