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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Federal courts and offices were closed in mourning for President Ford
Kyle Webster at 12:00 AM ET

On January 2, 2007, most federal offices and courts closed after President George W. Bush declared a National Day of Mourning for former President Gerald Ford. Ford, who was president from 1974 till 1977, died on December 26, 2006, at the age of 93. National Days of Mourning are a tradition held to honor former presidents, usually on the day of their funerals, that have occurred since the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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