Last week was Holocaust remembrance day in Israel, and today it's Memorial Day, which immediately blends into Israeli Independence Day at sunset.
I'll post more stories of the soldiers and civilians killed throughout the years as the day goes on. I find these days emotionally and intellectually exhausting. Naftali Bennet said last week that he finds these days just as important as 'official' Jewish holidays (the religious ones) and I have to agree. They are a profoundly Jewish and Israeli way of remembering, living and also for the bereaved families, living while partially dead inside.
Here's a brief article, with more to come throughout the day. Each story is more difficult to read than the next, so I have to pace myself as I read them and consider which ones to share.