Ford's body was flown to his Grand Rapids for burial on the grounds of his Presidential Museum. "No matter where he went, it always seemed as though he brought a piece of this town along with him," ABC's Dean Reynolds reflected as his university's football fight song Hail to the Victors was played.
The sight of Ford's four children "united elegantly in their grief" inspired CBS' Thalia Assuras to reflect on how they were thrust, "unexpectedly," into the White House spotlight more than 30 years ago: newlywed Michael tried to avoid publicity; Jack dated celebrities and smoked marijuana; Steven hit the rodeo circuit; Susan "held her senior prom at the White House."
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