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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 9:04 am

If you’ve ever been in Israel for Yom Hazikaron — the Memorial Day for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the Jewish homeland — chances are you will never forget it.

Even if you somehow miss the official ceremonies honoring the fallen, there’s no way to sleep through the siren sounding across the Jewish state at 8 p.m., and then again at 11 the next morning. At that moment, Israelis everywhere freeze in mid-step — mid-bank deposit, mid-math lesson, mid-email or mid-carpool — while traffic screeches to a halt and folks climb out of their cars and stand completely silent.

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