The public is encouraged to attend the 31st Annual Arbor Day celebration at Two Strike Park. During the ceremony a tree will be planted in memory of SPC Nick Steinbacher who lost his life in December 2006 while serving his country in Iraq.
The event will be hosted by the Crescenta Valley Town Council, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and the LA County Department of Parks and Recreation.
The dedication of the tree in Steinbacher's honor is an extension of the community's outpouring of support for the family and their son's memory. Steinbacher became the 300th Californian killed in Iraq when he suffered fatal wounds from an explosion during a night patrol on December 10, 2006. Community members lined Crescenta Valley streets as the hearse carrying the fallen soldier's body was driven to the funeral services on Dec. 20.