On Yom Hazikaron, President Rivlin tells young generation: “Don’t take Israel for granted”

On Yom Hazikaron, the Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of the Wars of Israel and Victims of Actions of Terrorism, President Reuven Rivlin called on the young generation not to “take Israel for granted.”

“From here, I want to speak to you, the commanders, the soldiers, those soon to enlist, the young generation. I grew up as a child at a time when we did not have a state. For me, for those of my generation, the State of Israel is not something to be taken for granted,” said Rivlin at the official ceremony held at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

“This strong and powerful country you see was established by the heroism and dedication of young people of your age. Today, the task of protecting the State of Israel is on your shoulders,” he added.

“Remember, without love of the homeland, dedication to mission, aiming for victory, comradeship, purpose, personal example and the purity of weapons, a free people will not be established here. The Israel Defense Forces and the State of Israel, we, need you young, strong, united, united, united, determined to lend a hand, determined to continue to prevail, ready when necessary, to pay a price.”

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