Photographer's Note

Today, is the Israeli Remembrance Day.
Israel Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day, called in Hebrew - Yom Hazikaron.

A day of remembrance for those who fell in the struggle for the establishment of the State of Israel and in its defense, is marked during the 24 hours preceding Yom Haatsmaut (Israels Independence Day). On Yom Hazikaron the entire nation remembers its debt and expresses eternal gratitude to its sons and daughters who gave their lives for the achievement of the countrys independence and its continued existence. Flags of Israel are flown at half mast and memorial ceremonies are held all over the country.

Ending at sundown, the somber, reflective mood of Yom Hazikaron gives way to the celebration of Yom Haatsmaut(The Independence day), a transition which emphasizes the lasting tie between the sacrifice of the countrys fallen and the continued existence of a vibrant and dynamic State of Israel.

In that way I see this photograph.
A simple street sign of a street called: "HASHALOM rd" with barb wire falling on it. After all the fight for Israel independence is the fight for peace(peace in hebrew translates to shalom). The barb wire are the obstacles we, as a nation, must fight through.

As our nation marks the remembrance and independence together, to glorify the ones that died in our fight for independence, and always remember that the loss is a part of the celebration, so is this simple photograph, connection the two forever together.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Gilad Benari (gilad33) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 913] (14429)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-01-14
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Camera: Olympus C-40 zoom
  • Exposure: f/4.8, 1/100 seconds
  • Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-05-02 4:33
Viewed: 1931
Points: 12
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