Yom HaZikaron begins this evening at nightfall – Israel Today

Yom HaZikaron begins this evening at nightfall

Sunday, April 30, 2017 |  Israel Today Staff
The beginning of “The Yishuv” in 1860, marked the first uprisings against the Jewish people in Israel, when Moshe Montefiori developed Mishkenot Shaananim, The neighborhood was the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the Old City of Jerusalem, directly across from Mount Zion, above Sultan’s Pool.
The neighborhood was the answer to overcrowding and lack of Jewish residential space within Jerusalem’s Old City.
Since then a total of 23,544 soldiers and terror victims have died. Over the past year 97 have joined the ranks of Israel’s fallen. Of these 37 were wounded IDF veterans who have passed away as a result of their injuries and have been recognized as IDF fallen.
Events marking Memorial Day for Israel’s fallen and Victims of Terrorism began on Sunday morning with the inauguration of a new memorial hall in Jerusalem. The memorial hall was dedicated in the presence of President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Ministry Avigdor Lieberman, and other ministers as well as defense and security dignitaries.
Yom HaZikaron will begin at nightfall this evening and a 1-minute siren will be sounded nationwide at 8pm when the official State memorial service will begin on Maount Herzl and the Israel Flag will be lowered to half mast until tomorrow evening. Tomorrow a 2-minute siren will be sounded at 11am which will mark the opening of the official and private memorial ceremonies at each cemetery where soldiers are buried.

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Love for His People Editor’s Note: I arrived in Jerusalem last night, April 30, 2017, in time to hear the 1st siren. Today, May 1, 2017, is Memorial Day.
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