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Garden of the Missing Soldiers

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Garden of the Missing Soldiers

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Basic Information

Location 31°46′33.05″N 35°10′52.33″E
Country Israel
City Jerusalem
Address Mount Herzl

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_of_the_Missing_Soldiers
Geographical Coordinates 31.77633,35.18081


General

The Garden of the Missing Soldiers (Gan HaNe'edarim) is a memorial for the unknown soldiers and includes a commemorative garden on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. The garden memorializes soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces and pre-state MIAs' from 1914 until today whose resting place is unknown. The garden was inaugurated in February 2004 in a ceremony attended by army chiefs, the Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, and members of the Jerusalem Municipality. The garden also contains memorials to those lost aboard, including the submarine INS Dakar. Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, over 400 Israeli soldiers have been declared "Missing in Action." An annual memorial service for the Missing Soldiers of Israel takes place in the garden's main plaza on Seventh of Adar (Hebrew calendar).


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