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Israeli Independence Day, 2014
pjmedia.com ^ | 5/5/2014 | P. David Hornik

Posted on 05/06/2014 7:35:29 AM PDT by rktman

On Monday evening and Tuesday, Israel marks its 66th Independence Day. Each year this day is preceded by Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers. The one holiday segues into the other, a few minutes after sundown, with the raising of the national flag on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem from half-staff to full height.

That moment, one of the most defining and resonant in Israeli life, signifies that the country owes its existence to those who have been willing to sacrifice for it. And with Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers coming only a week after Holocaust Remembrance Day, it also represents a subtle, profound shift from mourning to celebration.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: honor; success
Happy Independence Day Israel. God bless you and keep you safe.
1 posted on 05/06/2014 7:35:29 AM PDT by rktman
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2 posted on 05/06/2014 11:02:22 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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On Monday evening and Tuesday, Israel marks its 66th Independence Day. Each year this day is preceded by Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers. The one holiday segues into the other, a few minutes after sundown, with the raising of the national flag on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem from half-staff to full height.

That moment, one of the most defining and resonant in Israeli life, signifies that the country owes its existence to those who have been willing to sacrifice for it. And with Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers coming only a week after Holocaust Remembrance Day, it also represents a subtle, profound shift from mourning to celebration.

Wasn't aware of this particular Israeli tradition. Sounds both logical and emotionally moving.

3 posted on 05/06/2014 1:10:14 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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