Lone Soldier Yom HaZikaron Ceremony: The Sons We Lost

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On Israel’s Memorial Day, which begins on Tuesday evening 2 Iyar, the Lone Soldier Center in Memory of Michael Levin will commemorate the hundreds of lone soldiers from abroad who gave their lives for the independence and continuous survival of the State of Israel. These brave young men and women fell far away from their family and birthplace, often leaving very few people, if any, to visit their graves or commemorate their lives on this momentous day.

The Lone Soldier Center will bring together hundreds of people for a special Yom HaZikaron ceremony: one that honors and remembers Israel’s fallen lone soldiers. This ceremony is the only Yom HaZikaron ceremony in Israel to be conducted in English that is open to the public and will be available by live-stream to communities around the world. The center strives to strengthen the connection of English speaking immigrants, tourists and students in Israel and abroad to Israel’s Memorial Day and the stories of Israel’s heroes.

This year’s ceremony will feature the mothers of fallen lone soldiers Alex Singer, Michael Levin and Max Steinberg, z”l, and a musical performance by musician Shlomo Katz.

All attendees must reserve tickets in advance since space is very limited. The ceremony will begin at 8:00PM and the press are invited to a press conference at 7:00PM with the event organizers and speakers.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)