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A Nation Mourns

The public viewing begins alongside the Grand River outside the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum early Tuesday evening in Grand Rapids as Ford’s body is returned to Michigan. A private ceremony was held earlier inside the museum. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
A mourner snaps a photo at the memorial outside the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids. Ford’s body was returned to Michigan on Tuesday. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
The body of former President Gerald R. Ford is saluted by some of the approximately 400 Eagle Scouts from the Gerald R. Ford Council of Boy Scouts of America as Ford’s body is returned to Michigan. Boy scouts were the first to see the body — Ford was an Eagle Scout as a youth in Michigan. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
The hearse carrying the body of former President Gerald R. Ford turns onto Pearl Street in Grand Rapids. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
The hearse carrying the body of former President Gerald R. Ford returns to Grand Rapids. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Members of the public watch as the hearse carrying the casket of President Gerald R. Ford leaves the National Cathedral after funeral services for the 38th president in Washington, D.C. Tuesday afternoon. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
The hearse carrying the casket of President Gerald R. Ford leaves the National Cathedral after funeral services for the 38th president in Washington, D.C. Tuesday afternoon. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Washington Police Officer Michael Mulderig salutes as the hearse carrying President Ford heads down Pennsylvania Avenue en route from the Capitol to services at the National Cathedral. In modest Midwestern fashion, Ford preferred the hearse over a horse-drawn caisson used in other presidential funerals. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Members of the Honor Guard carry the casket of President Gerald R. Ford out of the National Cathedral at the conclusion of funeral services for the 38th president in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
A mournful Betty Ford stands with members of her family as the casket of husband President Gerald R. Ford is carried from the National Cathedral at the conclusion of a funeral mass for the 38th president in Washington, D.C. Tuesday afternoon. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Members of the Honor Band march in front of the National Cathedral for funeral services for President Gerald R. Ford in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Members of the Military Honor Guard carry the coffin Former President Gerald R. Ford as they leave the Washington National Cathedral Tuesday morning. President and Laura Bush and three former presidents and their wives were in attendance. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Members of the Military Honor Guard carry the casket of Former President Gerald R. Ford as they leave the Washington National Cathedral where Ford was remembered. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
President George Bush, Laura Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Lynne Cheney, and three former presidents, spouses, family, and Nancy Reagan listen to the service. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
President George Bush remembers the life of former President Gerald R. Ford. Bush said of Ford, "...during all of the turmoil, Gerald Ford was a rock of stability.” (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld were among the dignitaries to attend the state funeral for former President Ford. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
The National Cathedral where funeral services for former U.S. president Gerald Ford will take place in Washington, D.C. Ford died in California on December 26 at the age of 93. His remains are to be laid to rest at the Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images)
Children of the late President Gerald R. Ford pause with the former President’s casket outside the Senate Chamber in Washington. Left to right are Jack Ford, Michael Ford, Susan Ford Bales and Steven Ford. (Dennis Cook / AP)
A military honor guard places the late President Gerald R. Ford’s casket in front of the Senate Chamber door in Washington. (Dennis Cook / AP)
The casket holding the body of former U.S. President Gerald Ford leaves the Capitol Building down the Senate steps. The body will travel next to the National Cathedral where funeral services will include eulogies made by George W. Bush and Henry Kissinger. (Jamie Rose / Getty Images)
The honor guard waits for the body of former U.S. President Gerald Ford to leave the Capitol Building on the Senate steps in Washington, D.C. The body will travel next to the National Cathedral where funeral services will include eulogies made by George W. Bush and Henry Kissinger. (Jamie Rose / Getty Images)
The casket holding the body of former U.S. President Gerald Ford leaves the Capitol Building down the Senate steps. The body will travel next to the National Cathedral where funeral services will include eulogies made by George W. Bush and Henry Kissinger. (Jamie Rose / Getty Images)
A hearse carrying the casket of former President Gerald Ford passes in front of the White House for a final time. (Evan Vucci / AP)
The flag-draped casket of former President Gerald R. Ford is seen through the window of his hearse as it departs the U.S. Capitol. (Mannie Garcia AFP/Getty Images)
The casket containing the body of former U.S. President Gerald Ford is carried by an honor guard as it arrives at the Wasington National Cathedral for the former president’s state funeral in Washington, DC. Following today’s service, Ford’s body will return to Michigan where he will be buried tomorrow. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)
The casket of former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford is carried by military pallbearers into the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Current U.S. President George W. Bush (front row - left) as well as former Presidents Bush, Clinton and Carter attended the service. (Matthew Cavanaugh / EPA)
The Washington National Cathedral is filled during a State funeral service for former President Gerald R. Ford. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP/Pool)
Betty Ford (2nd left), wife of late U.S. president Gerald R. Ford, is escorted by current President George W. Bush (center) during a national funeral service for Ford in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Bush’s parents (right), former president George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara, look on. (Matthew Cavanaugh / EPA)
President Bush, front row from left, with first lady Laura Bush, Vice President and Lynn Cheney, former President and Rosalynn Carter, and former first lady Nancy Reagan take part in a State Funeral service for former President Gerald Ford at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. Second row, from left ,are former President and Barbara Bush, former President Bill Clinton, his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., daughter Chelsea Clinton and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. (Ron Edmonds / AP)
President Bush delivers a eulogy during funeral services for former President Gerald R. Ford at the Washington National Cathedral. Seen in the front row, left to right, are Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld, Alan Greenspan and James Baker. (Gerald Herbert / AP)
An honor guard carries the casket bearing former U.S. president Gerald Ford from the National Cathedral in Washington, DC following his funeral service. Ford died in California on December 26 at the age of 93. His remains are to be laid to rest at the Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images)
The casket of former U.S. president Gerald R. Ford is carried by military pallbearers out of the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. U.S. President George W. Bush and other dignitaries attended a memorial service at the cathedral today. Ford’s body will now be flown to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where it will be laid to rest. (Stefan Zaklin / EPA)
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