AACI Memorial Forest & Annual Ceremony
 
On the road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, near the vital pass of Shaar Hagai (view map) where fierce battles raged in 1948, stands a forest established by the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel in conjunction with the Jewish National Fund.

The first trees were planted following the Six-Day War in 1967 to honor the memory of those olim from North America and members of their families who fell in Israel’s wars. The forest is a living memorial, an eternal link between the fallen fighters and the land they loved.  The scope has since been expanded to include those who fell in the pre-State days, as well as in terrorist attacks, including tourists and temporary residents.
 
It serves as a site of remembrance and reflection for Israelis and visitors alike. 
 
Since before the establishment of the State, more than 300 American and Canadians have fallen in Israel’s wars, defensive actions, and terrorist attacks. Their sacrifice has preserved the State of Israel for the Jewish people. 
 
The AACI Memorial Ceremony is held each year during the High Holiday season to honor the memory of those North Americans, or AACI  members, and members of their immediate families who have fallen while in service to the State of Israel or as victims of terror. This is a moving tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice so that Israel can exist as an independent and strong Jewish state. 
 
AACI NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEREMONY 2017
SAVE THE DATE!!!
The AACI National Memorial Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 
ו' תשרי תשע"ח at 16:00 at the AACI Memorial Site near Sha'ar Hagay. 
 
To our great sorrow, the following people will be remembers and their names added to the Memorial Plaque this year:
Erez Orbach
David Seymour
 
יהי זכרם ברוך
 
Mark your calendar and join us for this moving and significant ceremony.  Additional details will be available on the AACI website www.aaci.org.il
 
IMPORTANT:  New instructions for entering the Memorial Site will be available closer to the date of the ceremony!!
 
For additional information please phone 02-5661181.   
 
Donna Grushka and Rabbi Jay Karzen
Co-Chairpersons, Memorial Committee
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