The letter card, cover and stamp- all of which are special and unique to Memorial Day- constitute the basis of a sensitive, original and extraordinary tradition that came into being following the War of Independence.
Since Memorial Day 1952, a long line of Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Defense have signed personal letters to bereaved families of the fallen and Israel's premier artists take part in designing the covers and stamps for this commemorative day. Thus, from year to year, an unprecedented tradition has formed which, over time, has become one of the most recognized and extraordinary ambassadors of Israel's commemorative culture.
(From "Dear Families" published by the Ministry of Defense, on the occasion of Israel's 50th Anniversary)
Over the years, the graphic design of the annual Memorial Day stamp has included symbolic expressions monuments, and in recent years, also commemorative poems.
This stamp reflects the song Mah Avarech (How shall I bless him) by Rachel Shapira.