Saturday, July 28, 2007

Vail, Colorado post office renamed for President Ford

The Vail Daily reports the Vail, Colorado post office has been renamed in honor of former President Gerald R. Ford, who died in December. Ford and his family were longtime homeowners in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado.

According to the article by Edward Stoner, "From helping Vail secure the 1989 World Ski Championships to running a charity golf tournament to helping build the Beaver Creek Chapel, the Fords’ contributions to the valley were widespread."

President Bush signed the legislation to rename the post office after President Ford in March.

Shown above Susan Ford Bales, daughter of President Gerald R. Ford, applauds as a plaque signifying the renaming of the Vail Post Office after her father is unveiled during a ceremony yesterday. She's standing beside a giant postage stamp that depicts her father that's due to be released Aug. 31.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM