Picture from the open exhibition at the Abraham Garden, an exhibition commemorating the history of the city of Ramat Gan.
The exhibition is located on the wall of the amphitheater, in the Abraham Garden.
In the next photo taken that day, the exhibit is displayed and topped by Shlomo Katz’s Sgraffito Click for a larger image
Enlarged pictures of parts of the sign: Click for a larger image Click for a larger image
The monument appears on the site, where detailed pictures of it can also be found Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
Ramat Gan city symbol The monument
Eight hundred and sixty-nine soldiers lost the city of Ramat Gan in the Israeli battles.
114 blood-sacrificed dead fell in the War of Independence, their names engraved on the stone wall in a monument across the road as the verse reads: "As lions ascended from the thickets of the Jordan." Time here froze and every name carries a memory.
With its heads bowed, Ramat Gan salutes its pioneering heroes for the country’s independence.
In 1954, on the country’s sixth anniversary, the Ramat Gan municipality initiated the construction of the monument. For many years, on 5th, Iyar (Israel’s independence day), memorial ceremonies were held in the monument plaza in memory of the people of Ramat Gan who fell in the Israeli battles.
The architect Asher Hiram and the sculptor Yaakov Luchensky designed the monument, which most of all commemorates the statement: "Remember, brothers and sisters, that we fell in the name of life." We Remember.
The Silver Tray / Nathan Alterman
"No country is given to the people on a tray of silver" (Haim Weizmann)
... And the earth shall be quiet, the eye of the sky is red
It will fade slowly
On the boundaries of smoke.
And the nation will stand - heartbroken but breathing... -
Accept the miracle
The one and only...
It is ready for the ceremony. It will rise in front of the moon
And stood, before daybreak, clothed in feasting and terror.
Then they went out
Girl and boy
And slowly they will march in front of the nation.
Wear sand and belt, and wear heavy shoes
In the path they will ascend
They did not change their clothes, they did not clean with water
The traces of the Day of Atonement and the Night of the Line of Fire.
Tired to no end, without rest,
And dripping dewdrops of Hebrew youth - -
Both will approached
And stood motionless.
And there is no sign if they are alive or if they are shot.
Then the nation will ask, shedding tears and magic,
Said, Who are you? And the two are silent,
Will answer her: We are the silver tray
For which the State of the Jews has given you.
Thus shall they say, and they shall fall by the shadow of the shadow of death,
And the rest will be told in the history of Israel.
Above: a monument to the people of Ramat Gan who fell in the War of Independence, Photographer: Batick Kassman
Left: Heroes’ Avenue, Painter: Roni Wicks
Below: Sderot Hagiborim, June 6, 1954, from: Yedioth Ramat Gan, Issue 4 (36). Illustrator: Ross
Ramat Gan City House