Memorial Day: Memorial Garden

Tom and Tomer hill in southern Israel commemorates 73 soldiers who died in the 1997 Helicopter Disaster.

IsraelNN staff, | updated: 10:03

Nature reserve (illustrative)
Nature reserve (illustrative)
Israel News Photo: file

On a cold night in early 1997, IDF soldiers prepared to enter southern Lebanon by helicopter. For reasons that remain unclear, two helicopters collided while waiting for clearance to continue. Seventy-three soldiers were killed.

The father of one victim, Tomer Kedar, created a memorial nature park in southern Israel in memory of his son, his son's close friend and fellow victim Tom Kitayin, and the other 71 soldiers killed in the crash.

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