On January 9, the Richard Nixon Foundation commemorated President Nixon’s 110th birthday with a wreath laying ceremony at the memorials of the President and First Lady. Captain Jessica O’Brien, commanding officer at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach presented the wreath, a gift from President Biden.

Captain O’Brien began her remarks of commemoration for the 37th President by stating:

This is a perfect occasion to look back at a man and an era that changed the country. He voiced bold ideas and he left global footprints. Patriot. President. Peacemaker. Richard Nixon’s life is truly an American story.

On a note of personal and local significance, O’Brien recognized that President Nixon’s achievements included signing into law the creation of the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge at the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, to this day the only national wildlife refuge located completely with a military installation. 

The Troy High School Navy JROTC presented the colors and music was provided by Navy Band Southwest.

View the ceremony: