Missing in Action

  • Issue: April 2004
  • Designer: Hayyimi Kivkovich
  • Stamp Size: 40 mm x 25.7 mm
  • Plate no.: 552 (one phosphor bar)
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Printers: E. Lewin-Epstein Ltd.
  • Method of printing: offset

The Garden of the Missing in Action was planted in the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem in 2003.

In the center of the garden stands a memorial with the names of hundreds who, over the years, fought both within Israel's borders and abroad and whose place of rest is unknown.

The grove at the northern part of the garden contains more than 200 remembrance namestones that were brought to the site, including those dedicated to missing soldiers who died during the War of Independence (1948) and the Yom Kippur War (1973).

A formal memorial ceremony is held in the garden every year on the Hebrew date of 7th Adar. According to tradition, Moses died on this date and his place of burial is unknown.

Ministry of Defense
Unit for the Commemoration of Fallen Soldiers

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Memorial day 2004 - Garden of the Missing in Action, Mount Herzl, Jerusalem