Kicking Off the Nixon Library's 20th Anniversary

Jan 07, 2010, 15:01 ET from Richard Nixon Foundation

YORBA LINDA, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The inauguration of the Nixon Library and Birthplace's 20th anniversary year will be two days of events including the Domestic Policy Initiatives of the Nixon Years: Bringing Innovation and Progress to the American People, the first in a year-long series of Richard Nixon Legacy Forums and a special celebration of the President's 97th Birthday featuring a wreath laying ceremony with daughter Tricia Nixon Cox followed by the annual Nixon Legacy Lecture by President Nixon's son-in-law Ed Cox.

Admission to both events is free and open to the public.

EVENT: DOMESTIC POLICY INITIATIVES OF THE NIXON YEARS: BRINGING INNOVATION AND PROGRESS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

WHEN: Friday, January 8, 2010, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Richard Nixon Presidential Library

Four top officials from President Nixon's Domestic Council will discuss Nixon's innovations on government re-organization, energy conservation, health care reform and environmental care policies.

EVENT: PRESIDENT NIXON'S 97th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 2010, 1:00 p.m. wreath laying, 1:30 p.m. lecture.

WHERE: Richard Nixon Presidential Library

1:00 p.m. Formal wreath laying ceremony of the White House Wreath from President Barack Obama by Tricia Nixon Cox, President Nixon's daughter, joined by Navy Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr., the longest serving POW in Vietnam.

1:30 p.m. Nixon Legacy Lecture with remarks by the President's son-in-law Edward F. Cox, newly elected chair of the New York Republican Party, introduced by his son, Christopher Cox. After the lecture, Ed Cox will present the Foundation's Great American Hero Award to Commander Alvarez.

SOURCE Richard Nixon Foundation