|Yom Hazicharon Service 2014|
TO ALL MACHALNIKS 6th April, 2014
MACHAL’S YOM HAZICHARON SERVICE
Once again, we shall meet at the World Machal Memorial to honour the memory of our 123 Fallen Comrades. I do hope you will make a special effort to attend this year’s Remembrance Service, and of course you are more than welcome to invite relatives and friends to join us.
THE SERVICE WILL COMMENCE AT 10.55 HOURS SHARP! Please aim to arrive at Sha’ar Hagai by not later than 10.15 a.m., so as to avoid being late for the sounding of the siren which marks the commencement of the service, and in case you wish to buy some Machal items which will be on sale. Early arrival at the Memorial Site will also give you the opportunity of meeting your former Machal comrades.
I would like to remind you that road signs to the Machal Memorial appear on Route No. 1 from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, and from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, and there is a sign to the Memorial Site itself on the Sha’ar Hagai-Bet Shemesh road.
Following the Memorial Service you might wish to take the opportunity of enjoying a picnic lunch with comrades and friends in the delightful picnic area of Sha’ar Hagai, in which case please bring you own picnic lunch
A plaque in honour of the late Stanley Medicks who passed away in June 2013 will be unveiled at the ceremony. This plaque is being donated by the Medicks Family in honour of Stanley who was the key figure behind the creation of the Machal Memorial.
Transportation will be provided from Tel Aviv to Sha’ar Hagai for the ceremony. If you wish to save a seat on the bus, please call Doreen on 03-621=2724. There will be a charge for transportation in order to cover the cost of hiring the bus. The bus will leave from the Metropolitan Hotel, Trumpeldor Street, Tel Aviv at 9.30 a.m. sharp. Please phone Doreen on 03-621-2724 as soon as possible if you wish to reserve a seat.
All the necessary facilities and logistics for our service will be provided by our very good friends at Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael. In order to cover expenses, Machalniks and friends who will be attending the service are requested to make a donation to Machal of NS50 per person, for adults only. Payments should be made only in cash at the cashier’s table at the ceremony. Please be sure to have the exact amount of NS 50 available as finding the right amount of change may be a problem.
WORLD MACHAL EXHIBIT AT BEIT HATFUTSOT (NOW CALLED “THE MUSEUM OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE”) IN TEL AVIV
WORLD MACHAL WEBSITE
THE MICHAEL LEVIN CENTRE FOR LONE SOLDIERS AND THE MACHAL ROOM
CURRENT MACHALNIKS OF TODAY
THE MUSEUM OF THE JEWISH SOLDIER IN WORLD WAR II
TWO MACHAL ENTRIES ON FACEBOOK
FORTHCOMING DOCUMENTARY ON MACHAL’S ROLE IN THE IAF IN THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE – ‘ABOVE AND BEYOND, THE BIRTH OF THE ISRAEL AIR FORCE’
THE MACHAL BADGE
VICTORY AND FIGHTER MEDALS (ALEH AND OT HAKOMEMIYUT) – If any Machalniks have not yet received the Fighter and/or Victory medal ribbons, please get in touch with Doreen at Smoky Simon’s office.
ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS - Please inform Doreen at 03-621-2724 of any changes in the above, and wherever possible, please also give Doreen your e-mail address so as to avoid the cost of mailing by regular post.
We very much look forward to seeing you on Monday 5th May, 2014, at this year’s Yom Hazicharon service as well as at our future services, so please stay healthy, take good care, drink lots of water, and keep pedaling.