• Short Summary

    THE CENTRAL CEREMONY HELD YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN JERUSALEM'S BAR KOCHBA SQUARE, WAS ONLY ONE OF THE MANY SIMILAR MEMORIAL SERVICES HELD THROUGHOUT ISRAEL DURING THE 24 HOURS WHICH STARTED AT 18.59 LOCAL TIME ON MONDAY (APRIL 21) IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE MORE THAN 8,000 ISRAELIS WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE THREE WARS WAGED AGAINST THE ARAB COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 21 YEARS.

  • Description

    THE CENTRAL CEREMONY HELD YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN JERUSALEM'S BAR KOCHBA SQUARE, WAS ONLY ONE OF THE MANY SIMILAR MEMORIAL SERVICES HELD THROUGHOUT ISRAEL DURING THE 24 HOURS WHICH STARTED AT 18.59 LOCAL TIME ON MONDAY (APRIL 21) IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE MORE THAN 8,000 ISRAELIS WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE THREE WARS WAGED AGAINST THE ARAB COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 21 YEARS. PRESIDENT SALAM SHAZAR INSPECTED AN HONOUR GUARD OF HAGANAH VETERANS OF THE 1948 WAR AND GANDNAH YOUTH AND A CANTOR CHANTED PRAYERS FOR THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED IN THE SQUARE. LATER, A WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY WAS HELD AT THE MR. HERZL CEMETERY AND AMONG THOSE PAYING HOMAGE TO THE MEMORY OF THE DEAD WAS PRIME MINISTER GOLDA MEIR.

    PRESIDENT SHAZAR, WHO WAS FOLLOWED BY JERUSALEM'S MILITARY COMMANDER AND MAYOR TEDDY KOLLEK, REVIEWED THE HONOUR GUARD BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE MT. HERZL CEMETERY AT THE HEAD OF A LINE OF MOURNERS.

    AT MT. HERZL, NAMED IN HONOUR OF DR. THEODOR HERZL, FOUNDER OF MODERN ZIONISM, ANOTHER CEREMONY TOOK PLACE IN COMMEMORATION OF THE MEMORIAL DAY. THE LAYING OF WREATHS AT TOMBS OF SOME OF THE FALLEN. AMONG THOSE PAYING THEIR RESPECT ON THE SOLEMN OCCASION WAS ISRAELI'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS. GOLDA MEIR.

    AFTER A SYMBOLIC VOLLEY OF SHOTS FROM ISRAELI SOLDIERS, MRS. MEIR LED THE MOURNERS OUT OF THE CEMETERY AT THE END OF THE DAY OF REMEMBRANCE. LATER THAT NIGHT, THE FLAMES OF 12 BEACONS WERE DUE TO BE LIT NEAR DR. HERZL'S BOMB TO HERALD THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA27KXU18GI84BPCIFUCCAZA40Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA27KXU18GI84BPCIFUCCAZA40Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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