Yom HaZikaron (Jewish)
Yom HaZikaron is Israel’s Memorial Day, observed both in Israel and in many Jewish communities around the world. A day to remember and honor soldiers who lost their lives fighting in the War of Independence and subsequent battles. It is also a day to remember civilian victims of terrorism.
Commonly observed by synagogue attendance, family or community gatherings. In Israel, at 12 noon sirens are sounded and the whole country, even cars on highways, will stop for a commemorative moment.