Remembrance Memories of Yom Hashoah and Yom Hazicharon
This is a remembrance plaque for Kupiskis, Lithuania, which was laid July 13, 2004. Then, as a memory of Ponary, Lithuania, there is the oak I found and kept as a remembrance of those killed and buried there as well as a photo of a remembrance service by the 48 members of our Wall of Memory trip to Kupiskis.
The chill rain drizzled continuously that day in July as we prayed and cried, yes everyone cried, one could not help it. The time in the Ninth Fort was also a place one could not stop crying either.
Let there be the memory of this day, today, April 8, 2021, that will remind us of the past so brutal and lacking in compassion, yet give us insight into the future, so that never again will these deeds be repeated by anyone on G-d’s green earth. Let the oak speak for those who believe in peace and prosperity and never those who wish to kill and maim.
Take the time perhaps when the State of Israel does to stop everything and pray on Yom HaShoah and Yom Hazicharon as I will.