Arutz Sheva spoke to Young Judaea participants on Monday, who explained that the Memorial Day ceremony honoring fallen IDF soldiers and terror victims is the height of their Zionist and Jewish experiences thus far.
"When the siren went off, the entire country stopped, and that was very meaningful to me," one participant explained. "It's very meaningful to see all these people here for their loved ones, and friends."
"It's somber, but at the same time, I think, there's a sense of unity," another participant stated. "It's a powerful thing to be here."
Young Judaea is one of the oldest Zionist movements in the United States and runs several programs in Israel, including the "Year Course," a post-high school program focusing on various aspects of Israeli life and culture.