Today is Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day for Soldiers and Victims of Terror.
Unlike the United States, in Israel - Memorial Day is fully embraced by everyone. The sound of a siren causes everyone to stop in their tracks - stop their cars, come out of their stores, and pause conversations.
It is inspiration for our Memorial Day which is coming up - to put the BBQ's on hold and do something to pay tribute to the soldiers who have fought for our country.
Visit the UJC (United Jewish Communities) website to see how they are offering their respect: UJC