A Memorial For Nick Null And Other Fallen Soldiers

By: Stanley Jefferson Email
By: Stanley Jefferson Email

Chief Petty Officer Nick Null died in the line of duty two years ago.

He was one of the 22 naval special warfare operators that died on August 6 2011 in Afghanistan when their helicopter crashed.

Saturday marked the dedication of a memorial in his name at City Park.

It was a day filled with emotion as hundreds of people payed tribute to Null and other fallen soldiers throughout the valley.

The memorial represents veterans from the six U.S. armed forces.

And Null's family couldn't be any happier.

"It's been a privilege to do it. It's been a long two years getting it done. Without the help of the community and stuff like that, we had a hard time getting it down but I'm just glad today is finally here thankful for the support the community's out," says Null's Step Father, Alan Litman.

The Nulls were presented a self-made portrait of Nick made by Phil Taylor of the American Fallen Soldiers Project.

A 5K run and walk, live entertainment and an auction was put on in Null's honor.

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