Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi Lays Flag on Fallen Soldier’s Grave , 14 Apr 2010 IDF Blog
IDF grave

The State of Israel has fought nine wars and many battles in between. Almost 25,000 Israelis have been killed, fighting for the survival of the Jewish State. Some 4,000 of the fallen were murdered by Palestinians.

Every Israeli family, with a mother, father, sister, brother, son or daughter in the IDF, dreads the knock on the door.

No one feels more grief over those who’ve died so that we could live and prosper in our historic homeland, than the families of the deceased.

Those who haven’t been in that situation cannot fathom what it is like to receive a knock on the door telling you the person you loved most is no longer alive.

It’s impossible to imagine the pain and suffering thousands of Israelis have had to endure simply because Jews want to be left in peace after centuries of persecution.

Don’t miss this powerful tribute to those who have gone and will never return.