Memorial Day for Israel's fallen - rings close to home for some Jewish-Americans

The Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, opened memorial events ahead of Monday's Yom ha Zikaron, Israel's memorial day for fallen soldiers and victoms of terrorism,by placing an Israeli flag on the grave of the most recent fallen soldier, the late Maj. Eliraz Peretz. Maj. Peretz was a deputy battalion commander in the Golani Brigade who was killed three weeks ago in an exchange of fire in the Kissufim area, and is now buried in the military cemetery at Mount Herzl.

Rabbi Arthur Gross-Schaefer of Santa Barbara, CA remembers his son, American-born Avi Gross-Shaefer, who served in the Israel Defense Force for 3-years specializing in counter-terrorism, and worked with special units in both the Israeli and American military. Avi was killed 2-months ago at Brown Univ in Providence, R.I., hit by a car, while studying and creating a curriculum in Israel-Palestinian conflict resolution.

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