This day was also Memorial Day, and everywhere we went we were able to witness the reverence Israeli's have for their war dead. Latrun was no different, as these young men stood at attention beside their 'Wall of Remembrance' during our visit.
The Latrun Trappist Monastary is right across the road, and Ayalon (Canada Park) is a beautiful big acreage for picnics and camping just north a couple of miles across the main highway.
Then it's a short drive to the Ayalon Bullet Factory Museum, where 8 meters underground, just before 1948 war of Independence the kids at the Ayalon kibbutz produced over 2.4 MILLION rounds of 9mm ammunition right under the noses of the British. Fantastic tour and story, lots of time for questions and to marvel at what these early settlers accomplished.