Tonight the line was four hours and building to view the casket of former President Gerald R. Ford. The line snakes out of the Museum, across the Gillette footbridge and into the DeVos Convention Center, back down Monroe Avenue to the south, west across Pearl to the main entrance, back east on the other side of Pearl Street, south on Lewis and now is forming on the former railroad bridge by the GVSU Eberhard Center. I would guess the wait time is now over six hours, or more.
Despite the thousands of people filing past his father's casket, Steven Ford is standing in the Museum and greeting each person individually. He responds to what is being said and makes a comment to each and every one. By glimpsing this man, one sees how great our former President truly was. In this, his time of mourning, he understands it is not all about him and his family. It is about each person who is there to pay tribute to his father, to be part of the history of our great country.
Something simple like this renews your pride in our nation.
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