Presidential library in Yorba Linda commemorates Richard M. Nixon’s birth

YORBA LINDA — The Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is hosting a ceremony Monday marking the 110th anniversary of the birth of the former President of the United States.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with the laying of a wreath sent by President Joe Biden at the memorials of the 37th president and his wife Pat. It will also include remarks by U.S. Navy Capt. Jessica O’Brien, commanding officer at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, formal presentation of the colors and national anthem and patriotic musical performances by Navy Band Southwest.

Admission will be free at the library on Monday. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nixon served on active duty in the Navy during World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant commander. He was released from active duty in 1946, and promoted to commander in the Naval Reserve in 1953. He retired from the Naval Reserve in 1966.

FILE – In this 1970 photo, Queen Elizabeth II, left, reacts with U.S. President Richard Nixon, at Chequers, in Buckinghamshire, England. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. (AP Photo, File)

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