Today in Israel was Holocaust Memorial Day. It began last night at sun-down, when everything closes for the night. There are memorials running on television and the city is quiet remembering those who lost their lives during the horrors of the Holocaust.
At 10:00 am, a 2 minute-siren rang throughout the entire country, where everyone literally drops everything to stand in honor. What I think is so amazing is that even if you are in your car, you must pull over and get out to stand. It was a pretty amazing site. I felt honored to be a part of a wonderful tradition of honoring and remembering.
The truth is this: The number of Holocaust survivors is rapidly dwindling, as they are becoming older and older. Their stories, pictures, documents, and memories will soon be all we have. Its so important for all of mankind to remember the atrocities that occurred in the past in order to prevent it from happening again.
Here is a tiny clip (even though its not from today) of what it looks like all over Israel….