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1 posted on 12/30/2006 8:26:20 PM PST by Coleus
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Ford to be honored by fellow Eagle Scouts in Grand Rapids

Boy Scouts of America Gerald R. Ford Council Mourns Loss of the Nation's First Eagle Scout President

Boy scouts will offer final salute to Ford

Local Eagle Scout remembers President Ford

Boy Scouts to play role in Ford funeral

Tribute to an Eagle Scout

Column: John Madden: Scout's honor: Ford more than just a president

LETTER: Ford's leadership began in Boy Scouts


Boy Scouts will offer final salute to Ford

Statue of Gerald R. Ford outside Boy Scouts of America building in Walker, Mich.

2 posted on 12/30/2006 8:27:28 PM PST by Coleus (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Peanut Gallery

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3 posted on 12/30/2006 8:28:17 PM PST by Professional Engineer (As far as we know, all numbers are imaginary. some just hurt your brain more than others. ~ lepton)
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To: Coleus

There were a lot of kind words spoken at his memorial service at the Capitol, tonight. I don't really recall a lot about President Ford except that, as most speakers noted, he took us from a tumultuous period of uncertainty and distrust in government to a period of relative calm in only 20-something months. Quite an accomplishment.

In retrospect, Ford was a decent, honest, straightforward man who led a rather remarkable life. We didn't appreciate him nearly enough at the time. Instead, we villified him for a decision that was, ultimately, proven to be the right one - pardoning President Nixon.

As I listened to the words being spoken about him at his memorial, I followed as the camera panned the room and stopped at different politicians' faces, I couldn't help but wonder; when they die, will we be able to say the same kinds of things about them as were said about President Ford tonight?

For most of them, in a word - no. We can say without smiling or laughing that we knew Gerald Ford . . . . . and, they are no Gerald Fords!!


4 posted on 12/30/2006 8:40:48 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Coleus; RonF; AppauledAtAppeasementConservat; Looking for Diogenes; Congressman Billybob; ...

7 posted on 12/30/2006 9:21:54 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Coleus
I wish we had more politicians that were trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
8 posted on 12/30/2006 9:21:54 PM PST by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: Coleus

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11 posted on 12/31/2006 5:26:41 AM PST by Techster
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