YORBA LINDA (CBSLA.com)  — Had he lived, Richard Nixon would have turned 100 next Wednesday.

A celebration of the former president’s 100th birthday will be held Sunday at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda.

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Nixon’s 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 under Nixon, will deliver the keynote address.

There will also be a jet flyover, music, a military presentation of the colors and a 21-gun salute.

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

The celebration is being held on a Sunday to allow more people to attend, organizers told City News Service.

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

The former president — who was born in Yorba Linda — died April 22, 1994 in New York City.

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