Gerald Ford was called upon to serve during one of the most tumultuous periods in our nation’s history, proving himself a remarkable president amid some of the most difficult and extraordinary circumstances one could have ever imagined.

More importantly, President Ford restored confidence in America at a time of great unease and uncertainty - all the while rebuilding and reinforcing important institutions that today stand stronger and more durable as a result of his hard work more than 30 years ago. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Ford and the rest of the Ford family. May he rest in peace.