Sunday, May 1, 2011
as darkness fell, entertainment and restaurants closed,
places usually full of late night customers were dark and quiet.
Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day can be felt on the Jerusalem streets,
flames and draped flags can be seen
As the memorial siren sounded Monday, May 2 at 10:00am,
the city stood in silence for two minutes.
Against the grey morning sky
flags were flown at half mast.
Holocaust Remembrance Day goes until sunset,
but by 10:15am in Gan Sacher, Sacher Park
and in school playgrounds, the sounds of childrens’ voices could be heard.
A day to remember the six million who died in the Holocaust…
and perhaps, a time to hope and pray for the future of all the children.