In 1976, when a group from the IDF Disabled Veterans Organization visited New York, a private meeting was arranged for them with the Rebb...e.
It was a very warm and personal scene. Besides the soldiers, only a handful of people were allowed into the room.
Always having been referred to as disabled, the soldiers were uplifted when the Rebbe insisted that they not be called “Handicapped Israeli Soldiers” but “Exceptional Israeli Soldiers”.
Read the full account of this beautiful encounter at myencounterblog.com/?p=2362