To celebrate our independence and survival we have to remember all those who gave their lives in the struggle.
When I arrived here 30 odd years ago I thought that by the time my children reach soldiers age there would be peace.
Now I know that we live in a dangerous world and we have to fight for our survival every day.
In Israel everybody is a soldier.
We honour our fallen soldiers today and tomorrow we celebrate, moving from sadness to joy.
The price is high and the rewards are sweet.
Happy Independence day Israel