The Richard Nixon Foundation will salute hundreds of frontline workers and first responders in an outdoor Rose Garden Party at the Nixon Library on Saturday, June 12th beginning at 1:00 PM.
President and Mrs. Nixon’s eldest daughter Patricia Nixon Cox and her husband Edward Cox will travel from New York City for the occasion and will personally greet and thank more than 300 expected guests.
The day marks the 50th anniversary of the wedding of Tricia Nixon to Edward F. Cox in the White House Rose Garden, the first and only outdoor White House wedding ceremony.
Tricia and Edward Cox will take photographs under the same White House gazebo used during their wedding ceremony on June 12, 1971. The gazebo is on loan to the Nixon Library from the White House.
As part of the visit, the couple will open a new special exhibit at the Nixon Library titled, The Day Indeed Was Splendid: The Wedding of Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox.
The Rose Garden Party symbolically ends the Richard Nixon Foundation’s 15-month Conquering Covid campaign to benefit the Southern California community, which has resulted in 41 blood drives, regular COVID-19 antibody testing for the public, four food drives, two vaccination clinics, and the acquisition and distribution of hundreds of thousands of face masks to Orange County’s small businesses, public and private schools, frontline COVID-19 responders, and veterans groups.