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Grand Rapids in Kent County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Final Resting Place of Gerald R. Ford

 
 
Final Resting Place of Gerald R. Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
1. Final Resting Place of Gerald R. Ford Marker
Inscription.  
Beyond these gates is the
final resting place of
our Nation's 38th President
Gerald R. Ford
and his wife
Elizabeth R. Ford

President of the United States
1974 -1977
Vice President of the United States
1973 - 1974
United States House of Representatives
1949 - 1973
United States Navy
1942 - 1946
I am acutely aware
that you have not elected me
as your president with your ballots,
and so I ask you to confirm me
as your president with your prayers
I have not campaigned for either
the presidency or the vice presidency.
I am indebted to no man,
and only to one woman - my dear wife -
as I begin this very difficult job.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #38 Gerald R. Ford, Jr. series list.
 
Location. 42° 58.147′ N, 85° 40.59′ W. Marker is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from Pearl Street, NW. Marker is on the grounds of
Final Resting Place of Gerald R. Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
2. Final Resting Place of Gerald R. Ford Marker
Rear
the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Rapids MI 49504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gerald R. Ford (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Flood of 1904 (about 500 feet away); Grand River Bridges (about 600 feet away); The Grand River (about 800 feet away); Log Jam of 1883 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kent County Civil War Monument & Fountain (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grand Rapids Veterans Memorial and Honor Roll (approx. 0.6 miles away); First (Park) Congregational Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Rapids.
 
Final Resting Place of Gerald R. Ford & Elizabeth R. Ford image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 20, 2016
3. Final Resting Place of Gerald R. Ford & Elizabeth R. Ford
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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