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Israel's fallen rememberedby harry • May 06 2008
Municipal news, Holidays
Tonight at sundown, the nation of Israel ushers in Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron). Unlike in other parts of the Western world, where anonymous casualties are several times removed from the masses, Israel's Memorial Day involves no mega retail sales, no football games and no barbecues. It is a bleak day where the entire nation pauses to reflect on the sacrifices our heroes have made in the name of our elusive peace and security.
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