Marchers commemorate Israeli anniversary

May 3, 2009 8:57:35 PM PDT
Thousands of people across the Chicago area marched Sunday to observe the 61st birthday of Israel.Seven separate community-based walks were held in the city and surrounding areas.

The marchers raised funds to provide safe summer activities for more than 10,000 children living in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, which has been under rocket attack from the Gaza Strip for several years.

Approximately, 3,000 people attended one event held in Highland Park.