Chicagoans celebrate Israeli anniversary

May 5, 2008 1:45:44 PM PDT
Thousands gathered on Chicago's lakefront Sunday to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel.The participants heard the singing of the Israeli national anthem and set off on a six-kilometer walk.

This was the 37th year of the annual Israel Solidarity Day and Walk with Israel.

All of the money raised for the walk will benefit families in southern Israel who have been bombarded with rockets from Gaza for the past seven years.