Mount Herzl, situated in the west of Jerusalem on a mountain near the Jerusalem forest, serves as the painfully vast official military cemetery of the Israel Defense Force. Although prominent Zionists, Israeli politicians and other greatly influential Israeli figures are also buried there, it is the thousands upon thousands of graves of those who fell for their country that leaves the deepest impression on the visitor. For a country so young, such a heavy loss of life is heart-wrenching; young men and women in their most beautiful years who died fighting for a cause bigger than themselves, for their nation, their independence and their land.
The cemetery is roughly organized by war- one cannot help but notice in the section for the War of Independence the number of headstones bearing testament to the death of teenagers killed while fighting for the establishment of a Jewish homeland. For those visiting the cemetery, please act with the respect and dignity that the fallen and their grieving families deserve.
How to get there: Buses # 14, 18, 20, 27, 33, 13, 21
address: Herzl Boulevard
Categories : Attractions
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