|The Military Section of the cemetery in Meona|
My family and I are the "adoptive (Representative) family" of a young American who was also a new "Oleh" to Maalot in 1976, and a "Fallen Soldier" David Sklar z"l.
David was constantly coming over to spend time with me talking, listening to my album collection and playing American sports - softball, baseball and football. At that time the Anglo-Saxon community was very small and close and we did a lot of activities together.
I had arrived in Israel as a volunteer for Kibbutz in the aftermath of the tragic Yom Kippur in September of 1974. I came here to experience my Jewish heritage up close and I came alone with no family here in
|Yom HaZichron 2014|
Now on every Erev Yom HaZichron at the evening outdoor ceremony one of my children go up on the stage and light the candle for him. And I am always at the next days ceremony at the Soldiers section of the cemetery in Meona at his grave ever year on Yom HaZichron.
Now David is remembered and will be remembered. There is and will be someone to say Kaddish for him. May his memory be blessed -יהיה זכרו ברוך Ei Hiyeh Zichron Baruch.
In the Marble Garden- In Memory of my "little brother" Corporal David Sklar
Written by Yakov Marks
On that day,
I always wanted to know
When "we" are standing,
For that minute of silence
as the siren is heard throughout the land
Can they see us standing there?
In the closed eyes of the grieving parents
A full length movie passes
From their birth up to that terrible day.
For their comrades in arms
There is definitely a different movie
From the date of their first acquaintance,
Until that tragic moment.
In almost all the "Marble Gardens" across Israel.
It's something that is generally accepted
That their resting place is the most well groomed and hallowed.