On this Memorial Day, the fourth of Iyar in the Hebrew calendar, we commemorate the soldiers who have fallen fighting for Israel's independence and defending its security. Yom Hazikaron is marked with sirens that alert people to stop all activity and honor the fallen. This holiday's placement the day before Israel Independence Day (Iyar 5) is intentional: the soldiers who give their lives were directly responsible for the existence of Israel as an independent state. In this way, a day of solemn commemoration can be followed by joyous celebration and song.
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