Rivlins and Ramons welcome bereaved families of Columbia Space Shuttle crew

President Reuven Rivlin, his wife Nechama and the family of the late Ilan and Rona Ramon welcome the bereaved families of Columbia Space Shuttle crew, who are in Israel at the invitation of Rona Ramon, who passed away last month.

“This house is your home, and I hope that every time you visit, you will feel like you have come home,” Rivlin says during a ceremony at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem.

“Every Israeli knows where they were 16 years ago when they heard the terrible news. The stories of the brave astronauts on the space shuttle have become part of the story of the State of Israel.”

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