Remembering Former President Gerald Ford

Former President Gerald Ford died Tuesday night at the age of 93, but his life is still being remembered across the country and here in Eastern Kentucky.

Ford was called an "accidental" president, after being appointed vice president by Richard Nixon, then taking his office as president after Nixon's resignation and the Watergate scandal.

Some questioned Ford's motives after he pardoned Nixon for the crimes he committed as president, but Hazard Mayor Bill Gorman says he met a humble and down to earth man, in this picture taken at the White House.

"He's one of the finest people you've ever met in your entire life. Of course being Speaker of the House of the United States is a vote of confidence on anybody's part," Gorman said.

Governor Ernie Fletcher has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half staff until January 25th, in honor of Ford.

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