On way to Jerusalem – 9 11 Memorial, AIP and Wine Tasting

On to Jerusalem.  We have had a great time in Tel Aviv, our home for the past 4 weeks.  We had a great view of the sea and enjoyed walking or running along the sea.  The laundry man, Max, became our good friend.  Yesterday was our last day at our community service projects.  We were warmly thanked by all  for volunteering and for coming to Israel!  Overwhelming!  

Our first stop was the JNF (Jewish National Fund) 9/11 Memorial.  This is a Memorial dedicated to the men and women who perished in the September 11 terror attack.   Liat, from the JNF office in Israel greeted us and explained this meaningful Memorial.   The Memorial is located in the Natua Forest, on top of a hill overlooking Ha’arazim Valley and Nahal Soreq.  In the heart of this plaza, artist Eliezer Weishoff, has designed a large 9-meter tall bronze sculpture.  The sculpture is in the shape of an American flag and its upper part looks like a flame reaching for the sky. 

In a glass window at the base of the statue is a metal shard from the foundation of one of the fallen Twin Towers.  We walked around the Memorial plaques, located on the wall around the plaza, commemorating the the 2,794 people who perished in the disaster, including five Israelis. 

Next stop, American Independence Park, followed by Agur Winery.

The Canadian American Active Retirees in Israel, CAARI, offers active seniors a unique opportunity to experience Israel. The program is designed to explore the biblical landscapes, follow the footsteps of the early pioneers, and envision the future of our Homeland. The CAARI Program includes community service, toursa speakers forum and the camaraderie of the CAARI Family. The Program is designed for to feel, touch, hear and see Israel from the mountains to the desert, from sea to sea, and from ancient to modern.

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