Omaha, Nebraska born President Gerald Ford will be forever remembered for his great service to the people of the United States of America.  He served the people at a complicated and divisive time in our history with honor and distinction.  By helping our Nation heal from the political turmoil of Watergate, he helped move us forward.

President Ford was a man of selfless actions based in modest, Midwestern values.  As a public servant, I am proud of his efforts; as Nebraskans, we should be proud of our President.

President Ford was a man who gave up an NFL career to study law and ultimately serve the people in the highest office of public service.  His love for our Nation and our freedoms will live on through our work in Congress and his immortal words: "The Constitution is the bedrock of all our freedoms. Guard and cherish it, keep honor and order in your own house, and the republic will endure."