The IDF bid farewell today (5th of July) to the President of Israel, Maj.-Gen. (ret.)
Mr. Ezer Wiezman through a number of festive ceremonies in three IDF bases. The President will visit the training base of the IDF’s field units in the south of Israel and the Israel Navy base in Haifa.
A festive parade of the Services and a farewell ceremony with the Chief of IDF General Staff and the General Staff Forum will be held at IDF HQ in Tel-Aviv. During this visit the Chief of IDF General Staff, LTG Shaul Mofaz, will accompany the President.
During his years of service in the IDF the President served as Commander in Chief of the Israel Air Force and head of the General Staff Directorate in the IDF.
As President he frequently visited different IDF bases, spoke with soldiers and officers, and observed their activity.
The President took to his heart the families of the IDF’s fallen soldiers and devoted time to the injured soldiers and their families.