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A president remembered

Flags
Flags fly at half-mast around the Washington Monument. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Betty Ford
Betty Ford is escorted from the tarmac at Palm Springs International Airport by Maj. Gen. Guy C. Swan, left and Mike Wagner of the Joint Force Headquarters, National Capital Region. (Annie Wells / LAT)
Plane
Former President Gerald R. Ford’s casket is moved from a hearse before it is loaded on the plane during the departure ceremony at Palm Springs International Airport. (Annie Wells / LAT)
Ford’s hearse
President Ford’s hearse pulls up to the military honor guard waiting beside the plane designated as Special Air Mission 29000. (Annie Wells / LAT)
Motorcade
The motorcade, including the hearse carrying President Gerald R. Ford, makes its way to the church during the first stage of the three-stage State Funeral at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
Half-staff
The American Flag flies at half-staff during President Gerald R. Ford’s private family repose. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
A nation mourns
he public pay their respects as they view the American-flag-draped cofin of former President Gerald R. Ford during the public repose, the first stage of the three-stage State Funeral at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
Respects
The public pay their respects as they view the American-flag-draped cofin of former President Gerald R. Ford during the public repose. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
A nation mourns
After waiting hours, some all day, members of the public entered to pay their respects. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
A nation mourns
Former First Lady Betty Ford holds the arm of General Guy Swan. Former first lady Betty Ford and family members attended the private family prayer service and visitation. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
Betty Ford
Former First Lady Betty Ford holds the arm of General Guy Swan, with family members Mike Ford and Susan Bales at side as a military Guard of Honor, carries the American-flag-draped casket of former President Gerald R. Ford. (Allen J. Schaben / LAT)
Candles burn
Candles burn at a makeshift memorial outside the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Mourners gather
A small crowd watches as the motorcade takes former President Gerald Ford’s body to the site of his funeral in Palm Desert (Mark Avery / AP)
A procession
A procession of vehicles escorts the remains of the Late Former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford (J. Emilio Flores/Getty Images)
Police salute
Police salute as the casket bearing the remains of former US president Gerald Ford arrives for a memorial service at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Marine Corps Band
Members of the Marine Corps Band stand at attention at President Gerald R. Ford’s funeral service. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Former US first lady Betty Ford
Former US first lady Betty Ford stands before the casket bearing the remains of her husband (AFP/Getty Images)
A military honor guard escorts
A military honor guard escorts the body of President Gerald R. Ford into St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Two-year old Nicholas Akers
Two-year old Nicholas Akers waits in line for the public viewing of former President Gerald Ford in Palm Desert. The line was at a local tennis center where the general public will go through a security screening before being bused to the church. (AP Photo/ Mark Avery)
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