Yom Hazikaron across Australia 2013
Thousands across Australia attended commemoration events for Yom Hazikaron, the day of remembrance for fallen soldiers and victims of terror, at events organised by state Zionist Councils.
“It is of course sad that so many in our community have stories and memories of Israeli friends and family who lost their lives building and defending the State of Israel,” said Philip Chester, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia. “It is, however, very important that we pay respect those who gave their lives by commemorating Yom Hazikaron, and the fact that this commemoration has become so much larger in the last few years speaks volumes of our community’s wish to honour their memories.”
In each ceremony, friends and family members of those who were lost lit candles in their memory.
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