Israel’s Memorial Day “Moment of Silence” Would be Great for the USA

Each year on Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s memorial day, sirens sound and the entire country literally stops in-place to observe a moment of silence – including every car stopping on every road.

Sirens sound twice:  on the eve of Yom HaZikaron at 8 p.m. and again at 11 a.m. on the following morning.

This year, the holiday was observed May 5, 2014, beginning at sundown on May 4th.

A country-wide moment of silence would be a great custom to adopt here in the United States to revitalize the meaning and observance of our own Memorial Day.

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