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  10/9/2012, Tishrei 23, 5773

Memorial Service for Crew of Sunken Destroyer Tuesday


A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 Tuesday afternoon in Haifa's military cemetery to mark 45 years since the sinking of the destroyer Eilat by Egypt during the War of Attrition. Forty-seven sailors were killed and 91 were wounded in the attack.

The Gregorian calendar date of October 21, 1967 corresponded to the 17th of Tishrei on the Hebrew calendar, which was last Wednesday, during the Sukkot holiday.