Today we stood for the sound of the siren. We stood to commemorate those precious lives that were lost in wars. Today we attended an Israeli school, as I was walking through the corridors there was a wall of pictures of those young soldiers who lived in their communities and who attended their schools, the soldiers who have died, and I realized that these Israeli students have to deal with these occurrences every day of their lives. "The pain is knowing who they were but the true pain is not knowing who they will be". These soldiers lost their ability to reach their full potential, their lives were cut short, they had so much ahead of them. But these brave souls, fought for our country, fought for our home and protected us. They put every Jew's life before their own. They died fighting for our country and for that I am, along with all Jews, eternally grateful and will mourn tonight and tomorrow for them.