B'nai B'rith World Center director Alan Schneider was on hand on August 28 for a moving unveiling ceremony of a renovated tombstone on the grave of David Salata in the historic cemetery of Zichron Yaacov, one of the earliest Jewish settlements established in the modern era in pre-state Israel and known for its Carmel winery. The tombstone was placed by his only surviving child, Aviva (75) in a moving ceremony with the participation of family members, friends and the Chief Rabbi of Zichron Yaacov.
David Salata, a Mandatory gendarme, died of a sudden heart attack at a young age on 18 Sept 1946 during a wave of Arab violence leaving a widow, two boys Simcha and Eliezer and Aviva, the youngest (8).
Due to the security situation and the family's abject poverty, only a wet slab of concrete was hastily laid over the grave with the name "Salata" drawn by fellow gendarme with his finger. (More of this story here