Gerald R. Ford, 1913-2006
U.S. Capitol Rotunda Ceremony
Saturday, December 30, 2006; 7:53 PM
Ceremony preceding the lying in state of President Ford in the Capitol Rotunda on Saturday:
-Prelude music by the U.S. Army Brass Quintet.
-Invocation by Rev. Daniel P. Coughlin, House chaplain.
-Interlude music by the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters Chorus: "God Bless America" and the Navy hymn "Eternal Father Strong to Save."
-Remarks by Senate President Pro Tempore Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., and Vice President Dick Cheney.
-Presentation of wreaths by Stevens, Hastert and Cheney.
-Benediction by retired Rear Adm. Barry C. Black, Senate chaplain.
-Doors opened to the public.
The greeters and pallbearers for President Ford's casket at the Capitol:
Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.
Former Rep. William Broomfield, R-Mich.
Former House Minority Leader Bob Michel, R-Ill.
Former Sen. Bill Brock, R-Tenn.
Former House Speaker Tom Foley, D-Wash.
Former Rep. Guy Vander Jagt, R-Mich.
Former Rep. Bill Frenzel, R-Minn.
Vice President Dick Cheney
Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III
Former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft
Richard Ford, the former president half brother
Sandy Weill, chairman emeritus of Citigroup, where Ford served as honorary director