Ford's Body Arrives in Washington for Official Honors
Photo Credit: Tech. Sgt. Christopher J. Matthews
A ceremonial honor guard carries the casket of former President Gerald R. Ford at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Dec. 30 as part of the national farewell funeral procession honoring the former commander in chief. In a proclamation formally announcing his death, President Bush referred to the former president as "a true gentleman who reflected the best in America's character." President Ford will lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda where the public will be able to pay their respects. The actual funeral will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Jan 2. His final resting place will be in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich., at a site just north of the Gerald R. Ford Museum.
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