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Washington DC Photo Gallery Gerald R. Ford State Funeral

Gerald R. Ford State Funeral

In final tribute from a grateful Nation. The Lying in State of President Ford (July 14, 1913 - December 26, 2006) with a Guard of Honor was held at the United States Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC from December 30, 31 and January 1, 2007. Washington DC Pages joins with the Ford family, and all Americans, in mourning the passage of Gerald R. Ford. Ford was the first person appointed to the vice presidency under the terms of the 25th Amendment. Upon succession to the presidency, Ford became the only person to hold that office without having been elected either President or Vice President. Prior to becoming Vice President, he served for over eight years as the Republican Minority Leader of the House of Representatives as a representative from Michigan's 5th congressional district. Gerald Ford assumed the presidency when the nation needed a leader of character and humility -- and we found it in the man from Grand Rapids. President Ford's time in office was brief, but history will long remember the courage and common sense that helped restore trust in the workings of our democracy. - President Bush on the passing of the Honorable Gerald R. Ford

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Maj. Gen. Guy C. Swan III escorts Betty Ford out of the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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Mike Ford, Steven Ford, Jack Ford, Betty Ford in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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Mike Ford, Steven Ford, Jack Ford, Betty Ford in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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Mike Ford, Steven Ford, Jack Ford, Betty Ford in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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Mike Ford, Steven Ford, Betty Ford in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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Betty Ford in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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Steven Ford, Betty Ford in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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Betty Ford in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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Steven Ford, Betty Ford in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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Jack Ford, Family of Gerald Ford in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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Jack Ford, Family of Gerald Ford in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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The Remains of the Honorable Gerald Ford guarded with in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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The Lying of State, President Gerald Ford, United States Capitol Rotunda. An American flag is draped over the casket. Two wreaths are displayed with the words 'House of Representatives' (shown) and 'United States Senate.'

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Thousands of Americans came accross the country to pay their respects to the passing of America's Oldest Present. A man that will be known as the healer of our Nation.

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Former Vice President, Dan Quayle and his wife pay their respects to the memory of President Ford.

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