Governor Greg Abbott began his second day in Israel by visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, and touring the excavation site of the City of David Pilgrimage Road. During their visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, the Governor and First Lady Cecilia Abbott laid a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance to honor the victims of the Holocaust. This is the second time the Governor and First Lady have participated in the wreath laying ceremony,having previously visited the museum in 2016.
Following his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, Governor Abbott toured the 2,000-year-old Pilgrimage Road excavation site and visited the Pool of Siloam.
These visits are part of Governor Abbott’s economic development trip to Israel and Switzerland.
"Cecilia and I are blessed to return to these important historical sites and pay tribute to those who suffered or lost their lives during the Holocaust," said Governor Abbott. "The culture of Israel is enriched by its spirit of tradition, history, and unwavering courage in the face of tremendous adversity. We must never forget the atrocities of the Holocaust, and the Lone Star State stands with the people of Israel as we continue to fight for human dignity and freedom throughout the world."
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