Members of Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troop 1803 and the Yorba Linda Girl Scout Honor Guard at the memorial site wreath-laying ceremony with other ceremony participants including Congresswoman Young Kim, the Rev. Kenneth Curry and Vikki Shepp.

On March 16, the 112th anniversary of  Pat Nixon’s birth, the Richard Nixon Foundation hosted its annual Pat Nixon Day of Service. As First Lady, Pat Nixon famously said, “People are my project” and that lifelong legacy of service is highlighted throughout this family-friendly event. 

A cornerstone of Pat Nixon Day is the annual volunteer service fair that connects visitors with ways to get involved in their community and contribute to causes that help others. This year’s fair featured two dozen organizations including 4-H, the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, American Legion, Crittenton, Guide Dogs of America and Second Harvest Food Bank. Many of these organizations are ones that Mrs. Nixon championed during her time as First Lady. 

A wreath laying ceremony at the President and First Lady’s Memorial site opened with an invocation from Rev. Kenneth C. Curry, pastor at Friendship Baptist Church, and included remarks from Congresswomen Young Kim, Tamara Martin, Director of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and Vikki Shepp, CEO of Girl Scouts of Orange County. Followed by the ceremonial wreath-laying by members representing both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Continuing the theme of service, this year’s event featured an appreciation breakfast and pinning ceremony for Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Congresswoman Young Kim extended gratitude to those in uniform by personally pinning each Veteran with an American flag pin.

Rounding out the birthday celebration, guests were treated to cake in the White House East Room in honor of Mrs. Nixon’s birthday. 

The Pat Nixon Day of Service is made possible by the generous support of The Crean Foundation.