Day 7

Today we visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.  We have a guided tour followed get to hear a Holocaust survivor speak; she is a sharp woman who was close friends with Anne Frank in Amsterdam.  We then tour around Mt Herzl, Israel’s national cemetery (equivalent to our Arlington).  We hear stories about several brave soldiers and conclude at Herzl’s tomb where our Israeli soldiers lead a short ceremony and tell us about their Memorial Day during which a siren sounds and everything stops in order to truly commemorate all those who died.

Now we are headed to the North, to Golan Heights, a Syrian territory which is governed by Israel.

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