JERUSALEM, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A special ceremony in the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem brought together veteran officers who fought for the reunification of Jerusalem, led by Colonel (Res.) Shimon "Katcha" Cahane. The veterans came with their children and grandchildren, meeting a unit of young soldiers fighting nowadays in the border guard for the safety of Israel and its beloved capital city of Jerusalem.
On Jerusalem Day, the nation of Israel and Jewish people worldwide celebrate the historic reunification of the Holy City on June 7, 1967. One of the most amazing stories of this day is that of millions of non-Jews, Christian Zionists, who also celebrate Jerusalem Day. The accounts of those men and women have been told at the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem. They are the narratives of people such as Orde Wingate and John Patterson
The FOZ Museum is honored to host the ceremony in Jerusalem day, celebrating the city that is considered by so many as the very center, the pinnacle of the world. No city in the world has so many people concerned about it's safety, no other city is loved, celebrated and cared for by so many people around the world.
During the ceremony, Israeli Singer Momi Levy was invited to join the soldiers and veterans in singing the famous "Guardians of the walls" song in honor of the brave soldiers, those who fought and those who keep fighting nowadays securing Israel and it's beloved capital of Jerusalem. The FOZ Museum honored "Katcha" with the "Guardian of Zion" award handed to him by young soldiers together with Museum's CEO Michael Evans.
Both soldiers, veterans and their family members toured the museum impressed by the vivid and touching exhibits, honoring those Righteous Among the Nations in the last 200 years that have all risked their name and fortune, at times even their very lives, in order to protect and support the Jewish people and the Zionist dream towards the creation of the State of Israel.
The Friends of Zion Museum has millions of supporters from all over the world that love and embrace the Jewish people and the state of Israel.
This honored group was particularly impressed by the acts of leadership and bravery presented in the Hall of Brave at the Museum, with the story of Orde Wingate who trained those who would become future IDF commanders, as well as commanders of the Jewish fighting units in both WWI and WWII, Lot. Col. John Patterson and General Marie Pierre Koenig.
The museum was officially opened last September in the presence of many friends and supporters as well as the Museums International Chairman of the Board, Shimon Peres, Israel's 9th President, and General Yossi Peled serves as the Israeli chair of board of trustees.
The new FOZ museum uses the most advanced technology available taking visitors on a vivid and interactive 1-hour experience through state-of-the-art exhibitions and displays, and a unique audiovisual innovation, original musical score, Video art and touch screens telling the remarkable stories of these Friends of Zion.
The Friends of Zion is much more than just a museum. It sets itself a goal of serving as a bridge, connecting people from around the world and motivating more communities to come out in support of Israel. It is a global movement. The Museum highlights the connection to Zionism from as early as the 19th century and praises the work of those who have come to the aid of the Jewish people in recent times – through the British Mandate, the Holocaust and up until the establishment of the State of Israel.
Presently, there are 2,834,000 Friends of Zion members. Christian Zionist notables have toured the facility, i.e. Hispanic celebrities, NBA members and singer, Pat Boone.
Museum Address: Friends of Zion Museum, 20 Yosef Rivlin Street, Nahalat Shiva', Jerusalem. The Museum is currently open to visitors, reservation recommended on the Museum's website: www.fozmuseum.com or by emailing our reservation department at firstname.lastname@example.org or +972-2-532-9400.
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