Every year, we commemorate our fallen troops and the innocent victims of terror attacks since the establishment of the Israeli state.
After a short 69 years of existence, we have managed to established quite a "collection" and in such a small nation, it seems like everyone has at least someone that was killed in a war or a terror attack :-( Someone recently told me, he feels like it has become more of a personal memorial day rather than a national one. I admit it took me a couple of minutes to realize that something is really warped here. Aren't memorial days built from personal loss? We are so consumed with our survival way of leaving that our personal loss has blurred into our collective yearning for a joined cause.
Well, I for one can get along without both... It's time to stop "celebrating" death and start preventing the next one.