Noon – Ceremony
The Nixon Foundation will honor those armed service members who lost their lives in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam at our annual Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree Dedication on Sunday, December 4th at Noon in the East Room of the Nixon Library.
Each fallen hero will be recognized by name and families will receive personal ornaments to display on the special Hometown Heroes Christmas Tree.
More than 45 Gold Star families will attend and participate — those who have lost family members in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam. This includes the family of the first American to lose his life in Vietnam, Technical Sergeant Richard Bernard Fitzgibbon, Jr. USAF.
NHRA funny car world champion “Fast Jack” Beckman will present the personalized ornaments to the families. Air Force Col. Wayne Scott (Retired) will moderate the program.
2 PM – Special Film Screening
Special screening of They Were Our Fathers, a documentary filmed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., as hundreds of children, now men and women, who lost their fathers during the Vietnam War honor their dads on Father’s Day with a special ceremony and remembrances left at The Wall.
Both events are free and open to the public. Admission to the museum sold separately.