LI marks Yom Hazikaron, celebrates Yom Haatzmaut


A pause to remember those who fell for Midinat Yisroel morphed at sunset Wednesday into a day of celebration as Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) gave way to Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day).

The largest commemorative event in the Five Towns took place at the Young Israel of Woodmere.

Pictured from left: A HANC Middle School student held a memorial candle and spoke on Yom Hazikaron; at the Five Towns JCC Early Childhood Center, Tobie Kleiman, Naava Kuznicki and Ahuva Ungar built their own Israeli flag, and Nate Berman was tickled blue to be wearing Israel’s colors. More coverage inside.