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Memoral Day for Yom Kippur War Dead to Be Marked Oct. 14

Air raid sirens will sound throughout Israel at 10:30 a.m. next Monday marking the beginning of a Memorial Day for the fallen in the Yom Kippur War. The date coincides according to the Hebrew calendar with the first anniversary of the cease-fire that suspended hostilities in Israel’s bitterest and most costly war.

Israelis will observe a minute’s silence and all traffic will come to a standstill. The Sirius will also signal the start of memorial services at military cemeteries and the military sections of civilian cemeteries where the Yom Kippur War dead are buried. Government officials and army officers will join bereaved families at the grave sides. A special memorial service will be conducted at the tomb of the unknown soldier on Mt, Herzl overlooking Jerusalem.