Presidential library celebrates Richard Nixon’s 105th birthday – Orange County Register

YORBA LINDA — President Richard Nixon would have turned 105 this week – and the museum dedicated to his life and legacy celebrated as usual.

The Nixon Presidential Library & Museum held its annual birthday commemoration for the 37th president, offering free admission on Tuesday, Jan. 9, laying a wreath in front of a large photo of the Yorba Linda native, and having the U.S. Navy Band Southwest perform.

More than 500 people were expected to walk through the presidential library, far more than on a normal Tuesday, said Nixon Foundation spokesman Joe Lopez. The only hitch in the day’s activities: the rain forced officials to move the wreath-laying inside.

The wreath was sent by President Donald Trump.

In the early afternoon, Bruce Herschensohn, who was Nixon’s deputy special assistant and a close friend, gave a lecture on the president’s legacy. He had done the same five years ago.

“We’re excited to have him return,” Lopez said.

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