The IDF launched a campaign on Sunday honoring 250 past and present reserve soldiers, according to a statement made by the IDF.
The campaign’s aim is to highlight the importance of the reservist’s role in the nation’s defense. This is a joint effort of both the IDF and 60 local municipalities. Each local government is honoring troops that are native to their own area. The campaign focuses on combat units in particular.
The campaign will include bus signs, billboards, events, local paper ads as well as video screen ads.
It also includes over 2,000 prints nationwide in local newspaper publications and online ads that honor 253 soldiers who were selected to be spotlighted.
“Today we’re beginning a month in which we acknowledge reserve duty soldiers,” IDF Reserve Unit commander Brig.-Gen. Ari Singer told the Jpost. “These soldiers are one of the major assets Israel has, the national unifier, a wonderful mosaic of the different parts of Israeli society.
“The purpose of the campaign is to acknowledge the work of these soldiers and to show it to the public; to raise awareness of their work and their contribution to Israeli society.”
The IDF’s website has also featured a section for the event, showcasing the servicemen who are being acknowledged.
And while the initiative is welcomed, for many reserve soldiers, mere acknowledgment isn’t enough. That’s because many of Israel’s reservists face real problems upon completion of their active duty service that billboards and newspaper ads cannot fix. Among them is their ability to afford higher education.
That’s why the LIBI Fund has launched the “Uniform to University“ project. This initiative provides scholarships for academic studies and vocational training to soldiers who have completed their full military service. Scholarships are presently given to discharged combat soldiers and discharged disadvantaged soldiers. This wide-ranging, revolutionary educational program conveys LIBI’s appreciation to IDF soldiers for their service and contribution to the State of Israel.
But LIBI relies on donations from friends of Israel to make it all happen.
In other words. if you would like to join the LIBI Fund in their mission, you can do so with a donation of any amount.
Support the IDF. Donate to the LIBI Fund today.