,עַל כַּנְפֵי הַשְּׁכִינָה בְּמַעֲלות קְדושִׁים, טְהורִים וְגִבּורִים
כְּזֹהַר הָרָקִיעַ מַזְהִירִים, לְנִשְׁמות חַיָּלֵי צְבָא הֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל
Son of Yafit and Ilan. He was born on the 26th of Sivan 5761 (26.6.1981) in Haifa. A brother to Eleanor, Gal and Tal. Nir was a sweet, sweet baby who was born on a Saturday night at dusk to a warm and enveloping family. A brother to a one-year-old and seven-month-old girl – Eleanor, who received him with love and helped with his care. His nickname for the family was a nigger. Nir brought great happiness to his parents and grandparents when he arrived in the world, the first male grandson of the Nixon family. He was a round boy and always happy, graceful and smiling. When he was three, his brother Gal was born and soon became a friend and another partner in the games. Later Nir was a role model and admiration for his brother. When he was nine years old, his brother Tal was born, and Nir liked him very much, and sometimes found himself educating his younger brother. In his extended and cohesive family, Nir was very attached to his cousins. Nir was curious and loved to explore everything in depth. From childhood he used to dismantle each button, each device and assemble it back. He attended the Rimonim elementary school. In the book “Cycle” they wrote about him: “Crazy about ships, I get along well with the teachers, and we have to emphasize that Nir is nice and sensitive.” In contrast to his size and physical strength, his self-confidence and the sense of humor he was blessed with, He studied at the Ort School of Education in the Kiryat Tivon Ort Comprehensive School in the Department of Administration, although his studies were not his main concern, but he did his job and he liked the practical work, and if something mattered to him, Among his classmates he was familiar with his manner, his measured and courteous speech, his quietness and the demonstration of responsibility and life She was a sensitive, emotional boy who loved to sing, listen to music, and knew many songs by heart, with all their words, Nir built a circle of friends and their parents loved him too. , A friend who could be relied upon, was a social, happy, loved, and dominant social center, and his friends loved to stay at home and he was considered a clown in the group: “There is not one person’s vocabulary to describe a man like Nir. I have no words to describe how his smile was a smile, how much laughter he laughed or how true he was. Nir will always remember you, my childhood friends always stay in the heart. “During his spare time, Nir preferred to spend time with family, and his parents and four children traveled around the country, and Nir invited his friends to join them. And in the Sea of Galilee, where Nir quickly rode on the sea bike he loved so much, and the family used to travel abroad. Nir was the family photographer, so in many pictures and videos the family is seen without him – he is behind the camera. Since his youth, among his other duties at home, he had repaired and assembled everything that had gone wrong, from nail in the wall to changing a wheel in a car. Little Tal – a lover and admirer – would follow his older brother, carrying the toolbox as an apprentice and helping him fix some piece of furniture or a bicycle. He had gold hands, he did everything thoroughly, and his parents helped him and trusted him. Nir also drove his brother Tal to water polo training, to school and to friends. He joined the trips with Tal’s class as a medic and as a security escort. He was always ready to help everyone, with a broad smile and a lot of love and warmth. As a boy, he liked to join his father’s work, worked for him during vacations from school and before enlistment. Ilan the father is a marine contractor, owner of the “Gal-Yam” company for marine works and diving. Nir even came to Aqaba in Jordan with his father’s tugboat, and also participated in experiments to intercept the Arrow missile he had takenHis father was smooth. His mother, Yafit, had a friend Nir, a lover, always embracing, even as he walked alongside her on the street. In general, Nir hugged him, and when you gripped his brother or his friends with his strong hands it was a painfully painful embrace. Nir was a man-both in size and inwardness-but in his soul he was a child. He was paternal, and dreamed of the day when he would have a father for children. Nir loved the kitchen – he loved to eat, he appreciated good food, he knew how to flatter and he knew how to cook, to prepare and to cook. His salad was particularly fine, cut thin and tasteless. His family and friends testify that he was a “fantasist”, from Matizan and Badai, who liked to enhance his stories with succulent details. For example, he once said that while he was traveling in the Sinai with his friends, he prepared about two thousand cups of coffee for everyone who went up the mountain. Prior to his induction Nir traveled with his friends in Egypt, Greece, Turkey and Kenya. The Nixon family has a strong connection to the sea, from the service of parents in the navy, through the father’s work in maritime work, to the hobbies of the children. Nir was Skipper, a water polo player, and he and his brother dived from an early age. Therefore, Nir naturally decided – and his brothers followed – to continue their private business in the army as well. It was clear that the navy closest to his heart would be the navy. Nir enlisted in March 2000 and volunteered for the Infantry Unit, where he passed the difficult tests and received basic training as an outstanding company commander. Thanks to his high diving ability, perseverance and professionalism, he was certified along with three of his friends at the end of a long and arduous course to become a professional diver and diver, and they were the four who completed the course out of thirty. Was commander of the Haifa Naval Base, Brigadier General Yuval Tzur, adding: “Nir was a soldier who stood out for his professionalism, a man who showed dedication and kindness . He always wanted to help his friends and was ready to join any mission he was assigned … “Major Mordechai Alkoby, the commander of the IAF, said that as soon as he was ordained, Nir was chosen with a handful of divers to embark on a sabotage course in a bomb disposal unit , Which combines the ability to learn, cool and high technical sense Nir has also passed a sniper course and an underwater motor vehicle course, received the wings of a senior diver, joined the sabotage division and began to take an active part in naval sabotage missions, even outside the borders of the country. And special attention to the small details that are so important in the field of sabotage.Nir loved his activity in the unit, and was satisfied with his military service Shortly before his death, Nir went out with his parents and siblings to the Caribbean for the Bar Mitzvah of his younger brother Tal, who was given two “ordinary.” Nir loved to spend time and knew how to find the moment. , With broad eyes, laughing eyes, dancing with his sister on the deck, laughing with his parents and brothers and demonstrating his special sense of humor, there was no sporty competition on the ship that Snir did not take part in. The sea. He was chosen to embark on an important mission with the commander of the unit’s sabotage squad and was proud of it. In order to carry out the mission, he underwent special training at the shooting range and in comprehensive shooting training and received an advanced pistol. On Friday morning, January 10, 2003, Nir was ready to call for the mission, while his parents were preparing to go out for a weekend to celebrate his mother’s 50th birthday two days later. Suddenly echoEcho the sound of a bullet shot around the house. Nir was hit by a bullet. Staff Sergeant Nir Nixon fell during his service on January 10, 2003. He was laid to rest in the military section of the Kiryat Tivon cemetery, leaving parents – Yafit and Ilan, sister Eleanor, and two brothers “It was terrible that it was you,” said Major Alkobi, “that you risked yourself in the removal of a son. Explosive devices and ammunition in order to prevent harm to soldiers and civilians, is harmed in such terrible circumstances. ” And Nir’s parents said: “It is evident that Snir is the fruit of excellent education, a combination of his two parents, his kindness, his pleasant smile, his modesty and his infinite desire to help … You can be proud …” Shmuel Abuav, Nir personally wrote to him: “… How a few millimeter ball has overwhelmed the twenty-one years of your life, how such a small ball in the moment of eclipse lends itself to a life filled with possibilities and hopes that are revealed to you. Nir of success, Niri Nirim of talent, of happy childhood, of the joy of youthful age accompanied by joy of life, your heart once in great doses of kindness, love and friendship. Your own special way was to have great relationships with those around you … Good friends were always part of your life, you had wisdom and practical wisdom with technical engineering talent, but with human sensitivity, good faith, shyness and humility … In your special test you knew to make paths to their hearts “You were a wonderful son, a loving brother, a family member loved and loved by so many people …” His friends wrote to him: “Nir, yesterday we sat all the guys, and someone was missing. Something was not there. We sat and waited for her to come in, throw some joke, tell a story about a trip, a girl, an army, just talk and listen to you all. When you think of you, there’s a smile on your face, because it’s your face-smiling, laughing, and full of energy. Always happy, because it’s you! The happiest of our bunch. We gave each of us something, something that would last a lifetime. Each of the guys has a story about you, from you or with you. Even when you’re not with us, when you’re in the army, the Kinneret or the family, you always feel like you’re near us. Even yesterday, when we sat down, we said: Surely in another second he’ll come in and say, ‘Guys, how are you? I was just working on you … ‘And that’s exactly when we heard about what happened, nobody believed! Everyone thought to himself: ‘That’s not true … sure again Nixon and his jokes.’ Nir, it’s hard to talk about you in the past tense, impossible, not absorbed and certainly not logical. In one unnecessary second, huge friendship was cut short. From school, through annual trips, Greece, Kenya and Sinai, meetings on Friday nights, clubs and everything that good friends do together, and you are always there, an inseparable part of them, we still have so much to do together … Nir, we only have One word to say: Thank you. Thank you for getting to know a person like you, thank you for being such a good friend and thank you for being part of us. We’d give it all for another night with you, an hour or even a minute. Your smile will remain in our memory forever. “Yifit wrote to him in 2006 after participating in a delegation of” Witnesses in Uniform “:” One night I dreamed that I was traveling on a fast train. The train came in and I saw you from a distance. You got up and planned to board the train, but the train did not stop at the station. And in my dream I try to stop her so she can get up and join the journey, but the noise and the speed have overcome the shouting and the trainShe went on. I’m inside her and you stay at the station … Three years and four months have passed, Nirosh, and the train of life of us all continues the fast journey forward. Eleanor, Gal, Tal and we, your parents, travel on all kinds of routes, meet people and see new landscapes on the way. Time is not a doctor and does not bring relief, because as time passes, it becomes increasingly clear that this train will no longer stop at the station where you stay. According to Chinese philosophy, as long as you talk about a person, you mention things he did, he said, he thought, as long as his name was mentioned, he was not really going from this world. We, your parents and brother, Nir, talk about you a lot. Reminds and remembers you all the time. They take you with us all in the carriage of life that continues on its journey. As for you there, be blessed! “Tal, Nir’s younger brother, chose to serve in the special unit for underwater missions, and he received the octopus pin at the end of his training as a diver in the unit a little more than a decade after the commander uncovered the same pin on Nir’s uniform. His brother, Major Eleanor Bar-Yosef, the head of the Navy’s Search and Marketing Division, the eldest sister, explained that the resemblance between her brother was “Nir was a mother type. He had a look that always tried to investigate something. Tal is a student and Nir is Nir, but they still have the same smile and laugh. It does not surprise me that Tal continues on his way. “At the entrance to the Nixon house there is a large Admiral anchor of a ship with an iron chain. Nir In the cemetery, at the head of the monument, the family placed an anchor, a symbol of the sea and a symbol for the port, for the house.