Nixon Library to Honor Former President’s 100th Birthday

The life and legacy of Richard Nixon will be celebrated on Sunday in Yorba Linda.

A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of former President Richard Nixon will be held Sunday at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda.

Nixon’s oldest daughter, Tricia Nixon Cox, will join U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Dixon Smith and Rep. Ed Royce, R-Brea, in the laying of a White House wreath from President Barack Obama.

Bruce Herschensohn, who was a White House special assistant during the Nixon administration, will deliver the keynote address, discussing Nixon’s foreign policy achievements and their impact on the world, according to Jonathan Movroydis, the director of communications of the Richard Nixon Foundation, a nonprofit organization that bills itself as dedicated to education and illuminating Nixon’s life and legacy.

Royce and U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Melvin G. Spiese will also speak.

There will be AV-8B Harrier fighter jet flyover, supported by Marine Aircraft Group 13, musical presentations by the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, a military presentation of the colors and a formal 21-gun military salute supported by the 1st Marine Division.

The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Admission to the program and the library is free. The library will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The celebration comes three days before the actual anniversary of Nixon’s birth. It is being held on a Sunday to allow more people to attend, Movroydis told City News Service.

The event begins a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of Nixon’s birth, which will also include a special exhibit at the library, “RN: Patriot. President. Peacemaker.” set to open Feb. 15.

-City News Service

JustUs January 06, 2013 at 07:45 AM
If an ordinary person who was not a CLUB MEMBER did what Nixon had done he would not get pardoned. He would get 3 years in the slammer. And now they honor Nixon's 100th birthday? heh. Funny how that works. Just more evidence we have 2 different sets of laws in America. One for them. One for us. We are subject to justice. They are subject to JustUS. heh. So when your children come home from school and tells you the teacher taught them all about "equality under the law" tell your children the truth. The teacher may lie to them. But for God sake's don't you lie to them. Be honest with them. Teach them how the rules really work, OK? Teach your children well. :)
Dagny January 06, 2013 at 06:03 PM
Yes, the system is BROKEN. We need to fix it. Teach your children about truth and justice and set the example too. But, keep the perspective: None of us is perfect, we have all erred. We judge a person by their life time contributions, not necessarily by the mistakes they made. It is difficult, but he DID do good as well. So what are YOU doing to change the system?
JustUs January 06, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Yes, we all err. But there is NO ROOM FOR CRIMINALITY in such high places and such offenders should not be celebrated after the fact. But from what I can tell, many modern day politicians are criminals who are never held accountable. That's why I emphasize what a joke the concept of "equality under the law" is. It has become a FARCE. And when 'equality under the law' is a joke - we are really no longer a constitutional republic. We are a banana republic. My point is that we have control over what goes inside our children's heads. If one school is telling your children lies - pull him or her out and send them to another school that won't. Most importantly, BE HONEST WITH YOUR CHILDREN. Tell them that "equality under the law" is a MYTH and that the concept is only fed to the peasants to make us feel like we are 'free' when we really aren't at all. In a "free" society everyone is treated the same according to what the laws say. Anybody who thinks we are a "free" society is in deep, deep denial. And it's not getting better...it's getting much worse. Especially since 2008. There are many criminals in jail today who have done good, Dagny. Do you think all criminals sitting in prison are inherently evil??? Grow up. Richard Nixon got a pardon because he was a CLUB MEMBER. That was the ONLY reason!!! I am educating friends, family, acquaintances and the on-line community with the TRUTH. Spreading the TRUTH is vitally important. Without it we are doomed!
JustUs January 06, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Oh, one other thing..... You would NEVER see another Watergate type scandal exposed by our modern media. Today's mainstream media has largely been bought off. That's as obvious as the nose on my face. Look at the political coverage. Look at the glorified war coverage. The media is a mouthpiece for the nation's oligarchs. If we had modern day Woodward and Bernstein's working for a major publication who uncovered some major political dirt they would be told to bury it or lose their jobs and get blackballed from the media industry. hah. There is SO MUCH material out there that could bring down so many high ranking officials - both in political office and in big business. But it will NEVER make it to print. The oligarch's own the media. That's another truth most people don't want to accept. The fact that we have basically been Pravdatized. hah. It's true. All the evidence is there. All you need to do is look for it and not deny it. Most people don't care. As long as they get their government skittles they are happy little servants. hah. :)
ms.sc. January 06, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Good posts JustUs and Dagny. I appreciated reading both of your views. In 1987 when they wanted to honor former President Nixon and have a library built in San Clemente, I opposed it saying it should be built in his birth place, Yorba Linda, not the "California White House" San Clemente. This is as "political" as I will get on this post. Again, I enjoyed both of your posts...have a good day!
JustUs January 06, 2013 at 09:00 PM
ms.sc. - some on these boards have accused me of being a right-wing redneck. I think my post on Nixon should clearly dispel such a notion. I go after ALL scoundrels. No political party or organization owns me. I only speak the truth. That's why politicians in general hate me. They expect all of us to pick sides and engage in intellectual combat. Well, that stuff don't float with me. I beat them at their own game. And they hate me for it. heh. I will continue to speak the unbiased truth, ms.sc. And that you can count on! Disclaimer - but you may hate me too the next time I go after one of your favorite dems - like King Obama! heh. :^)
ms.sc. January 06, 2013 at 09:14 PM
JustUs, I do not hate you. I am not an Obama "fan" either. Most politicians are egomanics and I have little faith in them.
JustUs January 06, 2013 at 10:02 PM
My mistake, ms.sc. I thought we conversed before and had a little spat over Obama. Perhaps I mistake you for someone else. It's not easy when I go after all scoundrel politicians, regardless of political affiliations. It really puts me on the hot seat with the loyalists from both sides. And once you insult their heroes you're in hot water with them forever. Oh well. Somebody's got to do it, right? You seem to have a good head on your shoulders, ms.sc. - The rule is to THINK and not be FOOLED.
ms.sc. January 06, 2013 at 11:39 PM
We better start praying too JustUs. I'm not into the "doom and gloom" of life, I am more of an optimist, however there are some elected "officials" that do Not have a good head, nor heart. Happy New Year JustUs.
JustUs January 07, 2013 at 03:02 AM
It's really better that you ignore reality and be an optimist, ms.sc. You will live longer. You and John Webb should live to 120 years old based on your optimistic view of life. You will be one big wrinkle. But you will be an optimistic wrinkle. Just don't outlive your money. I heard it's a miserable existence. And Obama won't be around to save you either. :^)
ms.sc. January 07, 2013 at 03:14 AM
Get some rest JustUs. You are sounding a little "goofy" now. Stop while you are ahead.
MFriedrich January 07, 2013 at 03:43 AM
What a great President! Happy birthday Dick!


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