On 5th May, a group of 12 people set off from London on our annual Legacy mission to Israel.
Starting off in Jerusalem, the group visited Yad Vashem followed by the Israel Museum. Ido showed everyone around the MDA Bloomberg station and explained all about how the simulation room and call centre works. The group also visited the Milk Bank, ending their time in Jerusalem with a tour around the Old City.
The Legacy team travelled over to Tiberias and saw one of the helipads and Magen David Adom helicopters. Following this the team visited UK donated station; Sachnin which was donated by Lennie Lass.
The team was fortunate enough to be in Israel over Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut and attended a Remembrance Day service for the fallen soldiers in Haifa together with the American friends of MDA. It was a very moving and special experience for everyone.
Being in Israel on Yom Ha’atzmaut is quite a privilege. The group witnessed the Israeli Air Force flying in procession from the beach of Tel Aviv. The trip concluded with a visit to the Palmach museum and listened to 12 different stories from Palmach soldiers talking about their life, battles and family.
Throughout this whole trip, every person gained an in-depth view of what how Magen David Adom means to Israel and how they are saving lives so regularly in more ways than one. Being involved with Magen David Adom legacies really is something very special and important. It makes a life changing impact on the people of Israel.
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