Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Gerald Ford

The Michigan Marching Band performed for Gerald Ford's family as his casket was lowered from the airplane last week in Grand Rapids. This has been well publicized over the last few days, but Aunt Kathy forwarded me a story about that day I hadn't read yet. Snippet:
After the motorcade departed, Colonel Tillman, the pilot of Air Force One, came down and found Prof. Nix. The Colonel shared that throughout the whole process Mrs. Ford had been very dignified and maintained her composure. He then said "When we taxied in and she saw your Band standing at attention in the hangar, she broke down in tears."

A video of the ceremony is here. The band starts to play about halfway through.

In some aspects this has been a very sad year for Michigan. But in others, it's made many people extremely proud.

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