Chief of Staff salutes fallen soldiers at “pennant for the fallen” ceremony
Ahead of Memorial Day a ceremony was held Sunday at the military cemetery on Mount Herzl ceremony “pennant for the fallen”, in which soldiers placed state pennants with black ribbons on all the graves in the military section. Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot saluted the fallen of that section.
Eisenkot, saluted them and the memory of all the fallen in Israel’s wars. “This is our way to salute our sons and daughters who when out on their missions, acted on the values of commitment, friendship and love of country, and gave their lives for the same purpose – protecting the country and its people”, said Eisenkot.
The Chief of Staff turned to the bereaved families and said: “I pledge before you that the IDF will continue to accompany you and hug you, will continue to carry the memory of your loved ones, follow their path and come back here every year to salute respectfully to each and every one of them. Today we also remember the IDF’s missing and the dead whose burial place is unknown, and we promise that we will not rest until all our returned to our borders.”
The “pennant for the fallen” ceremony was held the fifteenth consecutive year. From the conclusion of the ceremony on Mount Herzl until Memorial Day, all the pennants will have been placed.