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Thursday, September 04, 2003

"We promise to be the shield of the Jewish people"

Israeli Air Force flies over Auschwitz today
Three IAF F15 fighter planes, piloted by offspring of Holocaust survivors, will launch a salutary flyover the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp this afternoon at 1PM, to honor the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

The planes will lift off from the Polish airbase Radom.

During the flyover the head of the Israeli air force team Brig.Gen. Amir Eshel will announce over the pilots' communication system that will be broadcasted simultaneously on the ground, "we air force pilots flying in the sky above the camp of horror, created from the ashes of six million victims, carry their silent cries, salute their bravery and promise to be the shield of the Jewish people in Israel " -- JPost.