Eagles Over Auschwitz - Yom HaShoah (יום השואה)
Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) otherwise known as "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day'—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945 — also known as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Yom HaShoah is observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and those who supported them.
At percisly 10:00 a.m. Israel time, air raid sirens though out the country will sound for one minute, at which time every man, woman and child in the entire country stops whatever they are doing, to observe a moment of absolute silence, and solemn reflection.
On September 4, 2003 - Three Israeli Air Force F-15 Eagles descended over Poland, and began to follow the railroad tracks that lead into Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Each aircraft piloted by a child of a holocaust survivor, each aircraft carrying a complete list of those murdered within the camps walls, and most importantly, each aircraft carrying a promise to never let history repeat itself.
As the IDF F-15s overflew the Concentration camp, formation leader Brig.-Gen. Amir Eshel read out the following statement over the comms:
"We pilots of the Air Force, flying in the skies above the camp of horrors, arose from the ashes of the millions of victims and shoulder their silent cries, salute their courage and promise to be the shield of the Jewish people and its nation Israel."
They shall not be forgotten...
I have read of the bravery of all those victims of the camps. They have my love & respect. I admire All the people of Israel, their courage in fighting for and maintaining their values is a shining light in a world of corruption and greed. Thank you.
In Israel this week, and these 24 hallowed hours remind us that Israel must remain the strong and sovereign Jewish Homeland.
From the going down of the sun to the rising of the same, we shall remember them. God protect Israel!
In these times, when neo-nazis are again marching, nationalism is strengthening, and authoritarian and populistic forces are targeting immigrants, jews, mexicans, muslims, gay and those that are in some way or another dissimilar, we need to stand up against attacks on humanism, rationalism and democrasy. We will never forget Auschwitz.
We Shall Always Remember Them,Lest We Forget. Shalom and Amen.
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