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May 26, 2014: Keynote remarks by retired Marine Corps General James Mattis, former head of Central Command, with introduction by Robert “Bud” McFarlane, former head of U.S. Central Command. Ceremonies also included a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the memorials of President and First Lady Nixon, and a 21 gun salute for those who sacrificed their lives for the country. Former California governor and Marine Corps veteran Pete Wilson, the President’s younger brother Ed Nixon, and retired and active duty Marine Corps generals were also in attendance.