This is a beautiful, moving video that pays tribute to the many IDF soldiers who have given their lives defending their land.

There have been over 23,000 fallen soldiers and civilian victims of war and terrorism since the founding of the State in 1948.

There are about 553 soldiers, including St.-Sgt. Oron Shaul who was killed during Operation Protective Edge, whose place of burial remains unknown. There are at least 9,753 bereaved families, 4,958 widows and 2,049 orphans aged up to 30.

With heavy hearts and too many tears, the Jewish people mourn those who have fallen. We remember those who gave their lives defending this holy land and we pray that no more lives will have to be lost for us to remain here.