Israel’s Memorial Day comes immediately before Independence Day.
We remember the fallen who have given their lives in the name of national freedom, those who sacrificed their lives for an ancient patch of earth promised by G-d to the children of Israel for eternity.
We have been fighting for this land since time immemorial. Our enemies were powerful and numerous: Amalek, Amon, Hittites, Philistines, an endless supply of genocidal clans. Our enemies denied our connection to the land and tried to rid Israel of Jews and Judaism.