Yom Hazikaron: Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel

Organization Oshman Family JCC
Date/Time Sunday 4/30/2017 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way
Peninsula - Palo Alto
Cost Free
Age Range Mixed Ages
Categories Israel

Yom Hazikaron is the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism. It is Israel's official Memorial Day, enacted into law in 1963.

As of Yom Hazikaron 2016, the number of fallen soldiers and victims of terror was 23,447. The day opens with a siren the preceding evening, which is heard all over the country. It lasts for one minute, during which time Israelis stop everything (including driving, stopping traffic on highways) and stand in silence, commemorating the fallen and showing respect.

A two-minute siren is sounded at 11:00 AM the next morning, which marks the opening of the official memorial ceremonies and private remembrance gatherings at each cemetery where soldiers are buried. That evening, as Yom Hazikaron comes to an end, celebrations begin for Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day.

Join us for a Memorial Day ceremony for Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism.


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