GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — A series of special events were held in Grand Rapids Monday to commemorate the 101st anniversary of President Gerald R. Ford’s birth.
The Ford Presidential Foundation, Library and Museum are joined together for the celebration, which included a wreath-laying ceremony at Ford’s tomb; a ribbon-cutting that marked the opening of a new exhibit on aircraft carriers at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum; and a luncheon that featured a lecture by former Secretary of State James Baker.
Ford died in 2006, and former first lady Betty Ford died in 2011. They lived in Rancho Mirage, Calif. for decades. Their hometown was Grand Rapids.