IsraelCast Episode 95
Veterans Day is not a memorial of the fallen; rather, it is a day of recognition of those who fought valiantly in service of their country, ideals, and values. On a very special Veterans Day edition of IsraelCast, host, Steven Shalowitz, sits down with Alon Wald, the son of Rami Wald, an Israel Defense Forces captain and war hero who fell at Ammunition Hill. Listen to Alon, who is currently Head of Operations at Ammunition Hill, speak on the impact of the Battle of Ammunition Hill and how it remains a staple for Israeli history and current day teachings.
Jewish National Fund-USA established the Wall of Honor at Ammunition Hill, which serves as a tribute to the heroism and courage of Jewish servicemen and women who fought in defense of the countries in which they lived. To honor a current or former member of the armed services on JNF-USA’s Wall of Honor in Jerusalem, please visit jnfusa.org/wallofhonor.
Alon Wald is the Head of Operations at Ammunition Hill, National Heritage Center. He is the son of Captain Rami Wald z"l, who fought in the 55th Paratroopers Brigade in Jerusalem during the Six-Day War, and was killed in action while leading the Paratroopers into Ammunition Hill. Alon served his country as an officer in several elite IDF units, the Israeli Secret Service (Shabak), and oversaw security operations in Israeli Embassies and aviation services around the world. He is now married to Iris and has three amazing daughters. Representing the second-generation, the "Torch Bearers", Alon dedicates his life to keeping the legacy of the Liberators of Jerusalem and among them, the memory of his father, alive. For the last 10 years, Alon has been involved on a daily basis in the ongoing operations of Ammunition Hill.