Yom Haatzmaut 5775, Israel Independence Day 2015
will be remembered for its wild weather.
It was stormy and windy, rainy and cold in Jerusalem, Israel.
But the favorite flyovers starting
with large helicopters flew in spite of the dark clouds,
while these planes found a time with some blue sky.
Before noon, smoke rose from the mangals (grills).
A few adventurous families arrived at Gan Sacher, Sacher Park,
prepared with large blue and white plastic hammers and more.
One family came all the way from New Jersey to
help out with a mangal for the
Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levin.
With fewer people in the park this year,
these sellers of foam spray had to use it up themselves.
Dark clouds were not going to keep these girls away,
nor those with the lone soldiers group.
Their Israeli flag was easy to find,
along with lots of good food.
What a little rain?
There was no questionn but to go ahead and celebrate.
The afternoon flyovers added to the fun.
There were tall people with kites,
little people with bubbles and flags,
and lots of blue and white.
And if not that was enough,
these vans going around with music blasting
would stop and share their music and dance.
just as people were groaning that they ate too much,
and getting around to cleaning up,
a rocket was launched from Gaza landing in southern Israel
Friday morning in Jerusalem,
the lines in supermarkets are long
and supplies of chicken are short.
They keep trying to kill us.