The British Embassy held its annual Service of Remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Ramla on Sunday.
The service commemorated all those who died in the service of their countries, particularly those who fell here in the Middle East theatre during the two World Wars. A simple service took place at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, and wreaths were laid at the Stone of Remembrance. A service was also held in the Jewish section of the cemetery.
In his comments during the service, Ambassador Gould said:
“Today we remember those who gave their lives in the service of their country. We do so in a country that has also buried too many of its dead at too young an age. Israel understands the necessity of Remembrance.”
“Today we give evidence to the truth that a society is woven out of the strands of collective memory. And that each new generation stands in a place such as this and learns anew how freedom was fought for and painfully won. Today we affirm that memory is the best guardian of liberty.”