Over 2,000 commemorated the Memorial Day holiday at the Nixon Library, where events started with a plaque dedication at RN’s Birthplace by the Native Sons of the Golden West, a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history of California. The Native Sons honored RN for his career-long membership in the organization and recognized his achievement as the only native Californian ever elected to the Presidency.
The dedication was followed by a wreath-laying at the President’s grave site by Congressman Gary Miller escorted by the President’s younger brother Ed Nixon. A cadre of young Orange County Sea Cadets presented the colors.
Concluding Monday’s events was the Placentia Symphonic Band, who delighted a packed East Room audience with patriotic tunes.
RN’s younger brother Ed (middle), pictured with officers from the Native Sons of the Golden West, a fraternal order dedicated to preserving California’s history. The Native Sons honored the President for his career-long membership and his achievement as the only native Californian ever elected to the Presidency.
Top photo: Congressman Gary Miller lays a wreath at the gravesite of President Nixon