Room dedication ceremony held at Ford airport
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A ribbon cutting and room dedication was held Tuesday to honor President Ford.
The Ford airport and the Gerald Ford Presidential Foundation came together to honor him on Tuesday.
Several elected officials and community representatives were present. Peter Secchia was a close friend and former Ambassador to Italy. Fred Keller serves as the Gerald R. Ford Foundation & Airport Tribute Room Chairman and Roger Morgan is the GFIA Board Chairman.
Steve Ford, the President’s son, was also there for the event.
“Dad would be extremely proud to know that the foundation and the airport that bear his
name came together to honor him with this tribute room,” said Steve Ford. “He loved
growing up in Grand Rapids, and it is humbling to know that he will always have a place to
be remembered. This tribute room at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport is a terrific
place for generations that knew my father to spend time reflecting on the past, but also for
future generations to learn about what he meant to our country and to West Michigan.”