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News and updates about Memorial Day

Watch: Bikers parade in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day

Thousands of cyclists rolled through Washington as onlookers said they 'wouldn't be here today' if it weren't for American soldiers.

Watch: Bikers parade in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Dayplayer

Memorial Day in the USA is a sad joke

It is appalling to see the day set aside to remember those who sacrificed for their country dedicated to sales on consumer items. Opinion.

Memorial Day in the USA is a sad joke

Hatikva played at Dutch military cemetery as both nations honor fallen troops

National ceremony for fallen soldiers in the Netherlands includes the playing of “Hatikvah” as both countries mark memorial days.

Israel’s national anthem played at Dutch military cemetery

Bamba, Coke, Memory – a unique way to commemorate Juha, a fallen IDF officer

Bamba, Coke, Memory is a special initiative that uses the life story of Major Yochai ‘Juha’ Kalangel to inspire others in acts of gratitude.

Bamba, Coke, Memory – commemorating Juha, a fallen IDF officerplayer

Pollard: We need independence from this government

Jonathan Pollard visits family of Rina Shnerb, accuses government of caring more about her murderers than about her.

Pollard: We need independence from this governmentplayer

Bereaved father tells Jonathan Pollard how family grew from loss

Jonathan Pollard visits family of Rina Shnerb on Israel's Memorial Day, learns of their response to tragedy.

Bereaved father tells Jonathan Pollard how family grew from lossplayer

Bereaved families explain shouts at Bennett during ceremony

Families of terror victims tell Israel National News why they shouted at the prime minister during state Memorial Day ceremony.

Bereaved families explain shouts at Bennett during ceremony

IDF soldiers and commanders visit the graves of the IDF's fallen

Memorial ceremonies held across IDF units and at monuments in memory of the fallen on Israel's Memorial Day.

IDF soldiers and commanders visit the graves of the IDF's fallenplayer

After screaming at her, bereaved families apologize to Interior Min.

'We know how much you do for bereaved families,' bereaved fathers tell Interior Min. Shaked following another person's outburst earlier.

After screaming at minister, bereaved families apologize

Shouts of 'shame on you' directed at Interior Min. Shaked

As Interior Min. Shaked delivers Memorial Day speech, attendee shouts, 'Shame on you, disgusting!' at her - & she defends him to the crowd.

Shouts of 'shame on you' directed at Interior Min. Shaked

Jewish Agency leader: Recognize those killed in anti-Semitic attacks as victims of terror

Yom Hazikaron ceremony honoring victims of war, terror, and anti-Semitic attacks held at Jewish Agency courtyard.

Recognize those killed in anti-Semitic attacks as terror victims

Memorial evening for haredi community honors fallen soldiers

Over 1,000 participate in memorial event for fallen soldiers, tailored to the haredi community.

Memorial evening for haredi community honors fallen soldiers

Why do some haredim choose not to stand for the siren?

A member of Bnei Brak's religious community says the media always focuses in on a marginal minority, trying to sow seeds of hatred.

Why do some haredim choose not to stand for the siren? player

Zionism and sacrifice: Jordan Besemhoun and Eli Kay

Two stories of true Zionism and sacrifice. The stories of two victims of terror and war. Watch.

Jordan Besemhoun and Eli Kayplayer

Losing two sons - a Navy officer and an Air Force pilot

Barak Itkis fell in the line of duty as an Israeli Navy officer. His brother Amichai died a few years later.

Losing two sons - a Navy officer and an Air Force pilotplayer

Commemorating the fallen in the parks: David Solomonov and Dan Uzan

Longing family and friends talk about their beloved who were killed and about the special way to commemorate their loss.

David Solomonov and Dan Uzanplayer

In tears, Knesset Speaker talks about his fallen brother

MK Mickey Levy speaks about his younger brother, Pinchas, who fell in the Jordan Valley more than 30 years ago.

In tears, Knesset Speaker talks about his fallen brotherplayer

Writing to the fallen: Terror victims Ilona Hanukayev and Marla Bennet

Marla and Ilona were killed in the 2002 terror wave. In this memorial video, their beloved write them letters.

Terror victims Ilona Hanukayev and Marla Bennetplayer

Exclusive footage: Arabs arrested after shooting fireworks during Memorial Day siren

Watch: Arabs in Lod arrested after shooting fireworks during the siren of the eve of Memorial Day.

Arabs arrested after shooting fireworks during sirenplayer

Watch: Tragedy inspires Yaakov Shwekey’s latest hit song

After his first Shabbat ends with an unspeakable tragedy, Shimon Ilan’s resilience inspires Yaakov Shwekey’s latest hit song, Ein Davar Ra.

Tragedy inspires Yaakov Shwekey’s latest hit songplayer

Moving: 7-year-old Moriah Yahalomi sings in memory of her fallen brother Netanel

7-year-old Moriah Yahalomi moved the audience when she dedicated a song to her brother Netanel, who was killed in an operation in 2012.

Moving: 7-year-old sings in memory of her fallen brotherplayer

'Memorial Day is what gave us Independence Day'

Israel National News speaks with Mordechai Solomonov about his son David OBM, who was killed in action.

'Memorial Day is what gave us Independence Day'player

Songs in memory of the fallen at the Knesset

Israel's leaders and leading artists participate in Memorial Day ceremony at the Knesset.

Songs in memory of the fallen at the Knessetplayer

IDF Casualty Officer: 'For them, every day is Memorial Day'

Maj. Yael Hermolin: "It's my privilege to be there for the families of those men and women in whose merit we have a state."

'For them, every day is Memorial Day'player

Live: Memorial Day ceremony for haredi community

Haredi community remembers Israel's fallen in ceremony with 1,200 in attendance at Heichal Shlomo.

Live: Memorial Day ceremony for haredi communityplayer

Live: 'OneFamily' Memorial Day ceremony

Bereaved families speak of the loss of their loved ones who fell in defense of Israel at the OneFamily Yom Hazikaron Ceremony 2022.

Live: 'OneFamily' Memorial Day ceremonyplayer

Remembering the fallen around the world

Masa hosts live Memorial Day ceremony for hundreds of thousands of Jews around the world.

Remembering the fallen around the world

Herzog: In cemeteries, arguments fall silent

Israel pauses to remember all who fell in defense of the nation.

Herzog: In cemeteries, arguments fall silentplayer

Bereaved families return offensive gifts to Defense Minister's house

Representatives of bereaved families outraged by clocks given by Defense Ministry with Christian, Islamic symbols but no Jewish symbols.

Bereaved families return offensive gifts to Defense Minister

Bennett: This is our 3rd and last chance, don't let hatred destroy it

PM calls all Israelis 'brothers' in call for unity at ceremony to mark start of Israel's Memorial Day.

'This is our 3rd and last chance, don't let hatred destroy it'

Heroes who fell defending Israel remembered

'Flag for the Fallen' ceremony held on Mt. Herzl in honor of those who fell defending Israel and her citizens ahead of Memorial Day.

Heroes who fell defending Israel rememberedplayer

General closure on Judea, Samaria, Gaza for Independence Day

Closure to be imposed on Tuesday afternoon in advance of Memorial Day.

General closure on Judea, Samaria, Gaza for Independence Day

Survey: 1 in 3 Israelis want Memorial Day separate from Independence Day

Poll reveals high level of dissatisfaction with treatment of bereaved families. 33 percent of Israelis considered leaving country last year.

1 in 3 Israelis want Memorial Day separate from Independence Day

Ahead of Memorial Day: 24,068 fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terrorism

Since last Memorial Day and until today, 56 people have been added to the tally. Memorial Day begins with one-minute siren on Tuesday night.

24,068 fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terrorismplayer

US college students sign fake petition to 'cancel' Memorial Day

Campus Reform ask Georgetown students what they'd like to do about Memorial Day celebrations.

US college students sign fake petition to 'cancel' Memorial Dayplayer

U.S.: Extreme weather on the horizon

With snow in Vermont, rain in the Rockies, and a heat wave in the south of the country, Americans brace for tough weather this Memorial Day.

U.S.: Extreme weather on the horizonplayer

IDF Chief of Staff's "Three Mothers" Speech - translated to English

On the eve of Israeli Memorial Day, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi gave a speech titled "Three Mothers". We now present the full translation.

Chief of Staff's "Three Mothers" Speech - translated to Englishplayer

Infuriating footage from the military cemetery

Extremists may have burned flags, wreaths, at IDF cemetery. 'They're a provocative handful, don't deserve to be called haredim,' MK says.

Infuriating footage from the military cemetery

Max Steinberg's adoptive siblings visit his grave instead of his parents

Watch: Arutz Sheva speaks with Michael & Sharona, 'adoptive siblings' of lone soldier Max Steinberg. 'He's our brother, and it's an honor.'

Max Steinberg's adoptive siblings visit his graveplayer

MK Avigdor Liberman: 'We will beat the enemy - unambiguously'

Yisrael Beytenu chair warns: If Israel is forced to face danger, we will know how to beat the enemy, clearly and unambiguously.'

Liberman: 'We will beat the enemy - unambiguously'