Remember my brother and the other murdered Israeli Olympians
Each time we, the survivors of the fallen Israeli athletes of the Munich Olympic Games, face another rejection of our call for an official minute’s silence at the London Games, we feel the same sting of emotion experienced in the late summer of 1972, but also the resolve to ensure that our sons, husbands, and brothers are never forgotten.
A moment of silence may not seem like much. Indeed, to a grieving parent or sibling or friend, to a nation too often beset by terror, no ceremony can ease the pain of a lost loved one or end the period of mourning for a life cut short. No moment of silent recognition can drown out the terrifying echoes of an unwarranted massacre nor can it erase memories of horror and loss.