The 7th Recon Unit is the mechanized reconnaissance company of the 7th Armored Brigade of the IDF. This is a mobile unit that travels in jeeps and APCs (armored personnel carriers), and whose mission is supplying real-time intel to the 7th Brigade Command.
The friends of the fallen soldiers of this unit, as well as their families, all established this memorial in their memory; it was here that many fell in battle.
This monument memorializes soldiers of the unit who fell in all of Israel’s wars and battles. It is made out of cement, and in the center is a damaged APC with the unit’s insignia in black metal. The names of the fallen soldiers are on the metal sheets that were placed nearby. The memorial was built with an APC in the center, in order to show how the unit moves while they are on a mission. It was placed on a white stand to give honor to both the unit and the individual soldiers. The size of the memorial is a sign of the unit’s strength and power.
Adjacent to the memorial is a pleasant grove of trees for rest and recreation, with picnic tables, and cement surfaces for camping. The memorial is situated on the Golan Trail, and the area has been designated as a campsite for hikers.