As former President Ford is leaving Washington, there have been numerous siting of military jets in the sky's south of Grand Rapids, Michigan. One theory is that they are practicing the approach for the fly-over expected to happen tomorrow afternoon as Gerald R. Ford is buried. Another is that they are available to provide security should it be needed.
Throughout the late morning today, downtown Grand Rapids has been circled by a small aircraft with a banner reading: "we remember Gerald R. Ford". It seems a bit unbecoming to me, reminiscent of a day at the beach with restaurant ads flying by.
One thing is certain, the activity in this area is significant today.