Saturday, April 30, 2011
Magic Moments group soon to leave for Baltimore
On Wednesday, "Magic Moments", a Melitz project, held a general rehearsal in front of parents and guests. This delegation of teens from three Ashkelon schools will be leaving in less than a week. Their coordinator is teacher Anat Peled from Mekif Daled, a "Gesher Hai" school.
They will conduct "Soldiers Memorial Day" ceremonies in three synagogues in Baltimore.
Soldiers Memorial Day in Israel (Yom HaZikaron) is the day before Independance Day (Yom Haatzmaut). Yom Hazikron is the day on which Israel honors its fallen servicemen and women. It's the day we remember the cost of peace, and acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice paid by our fallen soldiers and their families. This is a very small country and so there is almost no-one in Israel who does not have a connection to someone who gave their life for our country. This sad day of remembrance ends with Erev Yom HAatzmaut when we celebrate our independance.