With You and Thanks to You The 2016 Annual Recognition Day Honoring Zahal Disabled Veterans and Victims of Terror

Date: 29/ 1/2017      By:

In anticipation of the 2016 Recognition Day Honoring Zahal Disabled Veterans and Victims of Terror, Chen Gusler, a song writer and director wrote a beautiful song and Israeli singer/songwriter Amir Benayoun recorded it together with two Zahal Disabled Veterans Gadi Ephraimov (wounded in Operation Protective Edge, suffering from PTSD) and Rami Amar (wheelchair bound, wounded during a combat mission in Nablus).

Below is a free translation of the lyrics:

"With You and Thanks to You"
I know it isnt easy to understand,
what we went through, far away during the nights, And its hard even for me to believe, That it hurts even when your eyes are shut, But we fought for you our country, Songs say youre the one and only one, The memories are still painful every minute, Its your turn now to say youre not giving-up on me, Were here with you and thanks to you Well remain with you, there are no time limits, You gave your body and soul, Now we are here with you and thanks to you, growing strong, We wont leave you alone in your battle, To deal with the pain in your souls, For us youll always be the heroes, We are here with you, and thanks to you We are alive Now youve started your life anew, You are here to stay for good, Remember all those friends, Who are there to help you overcome, With each journey, well reach new peaks of success, Nothing will stand in our way, You will always give us inspiration, Thanks for standing by us, Were here with you and thanks to you Well remain with you, there are no time limits, You gave your body and soul, Now we are here with you and thanks to you, growing strong, We wont leave you alone in your battle, To deal with the pain in your souls, For us youll always be the heroes, We are here with you, and thanks to you We are alive

This wonderful collaboration is a true testimony that despite the difficulties and hardships, there is a lot of hope, inspiration and excellence.