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Blog: Lone Soldiers – thousands of miles away from home
Thursday, June 18, 2015
They are young, they have often just finished high school and they have their future ahead of them. Enrolling in university, getting a job, earning money or maybe traveling throughout the world.

 

The Uncle I did not know

Posted on 4/15/2013 by in idf Yom Hazikaron poem

Dear Uncle Eli,

You are the uncle I never knew.

Even my mother and sister hardly knew you.

As a child, I saw your picture hanging on Grandma’s wall.

As I grew older, your image filled a larger space in the room and also opened a larger space in my heart.

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