Sec. of State Powell, accompanied by the Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate Avner Shalev, (left) arrives at Yad Vashem. American Ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, far right
Sec. of State Powell with Avner Shalev (left) standing in front of the Pillar of Heroism. Israeli Ambassador to the United States, David Ivri, is far left
25 February 2001
US Secretary of State Colin Powell visited Yad Vashem on February 25, 2001. Following a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance and a visit to the Children's Memorial, Secretary of State Powell stated:
"We must never forget and always remember the spirit of those who perished during those terrible times..."