Ford Honored with Service at National Cathedral

Betty Ford reaches out to touch the casket of her husband. Credit: AP Photo/Nick Wass, Pool. i i

hide captionBetty Ford reaches out to touch the casket of her husband, President Gerald Ford, in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Monday. Behind her is her son Steve Ford.

Nick Wass/AP, Pool
Betty Ford reaches out to touch the casket of her husband. Credit: AP Photo/Nick Wass, Pool.

Betty Ford reaches out to touch the casket of her husband, President Gerald Ford, in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Monday. Behind her is her son Steve Ford.

Nick Wass/AP, Pool

The nation honors President Gerald Ford with a memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington. The 38th president is being remembered as a man who helped heal the country and restore confidence in the presidency in the wake of the Watergate scandal. President Bush will deliver a eulogy at the service.

Ford will be buried Wednesday in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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