The National Memorial Hall at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem is planning to take up a new initiative meant to assign each fallen soldier with a personal barcode, containing their name and photo. The barcode will open to Smartphone scan applications.
The decision to combine the new technology within the Commemoration Hall's database came a few weeks ago after receiving approval from the Defense Ministry's Department of Commemoration.
Construction of the new hall will commence later in the year. The contractor heading the project will receive 23,000 barcodes marking Israel's 23,000 fallen soldiers. The barcodes will then be placed on the actual burial sites.
The program includes an "electronic yahrzeit candle," which will light itself on the anniversary of each fallen soldier's death.
The hall will be built at the entrance to Mount Herzl, which serves as Israel's national cemetery; and is where the annual State ceremony honoring the nation's fallen soldiers and terror victims is held on Remembrance Day.
"Unfortunately there are many soldiers who don’t have any living relatives who can come visit their graves on the anniversary of their death. This new project will commemorate soldiers for generation to come," said the department.
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