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Former president Gerald Ford laid to rest

india Updated: Jan 04, 2007 09:48 IST
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Gerald R Ford was laid to rest on the grounds of his presidential museum on Wednesday during a ceremony watched by thousands of onlookers who lined streets and bridges to catch a glimpse of history.

The sunset burial capped six days of official mourning for the 38th US president, from services in California, to ceremonies at the nation's capital, and a 17-hour viewing on Tuesday night and Wednesday at the museum in his hometown.

At a graveside service that included a 21-gun salute and a 21-aircraft flyover, Vice President Dick Cheney presented former first lady Betty Ford with the American flag that was draped over her husband's casket.