1974, August 19 – Conrad Hilton Hotel - International Ballroom – Chicago, IL – Gerald R. Ford, Ray Soden, Podium Guests – GRF speech – Amnesty Speech at the 75th Annual Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) - Chicago, Illinois

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will offer free admission to all active-duty, retirees, veterans, Reservists, National Guard, and Coast Guard members on Friday, November 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day 2016.

On behalf of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the Ford Family, thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and your dedication to the United States of America.

Photo: August 19, 1974. On his first Presidential trip outside of Washington, D.C., President Gerald R. Ford delivers an impassioned speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Convention. The remarks are held  in Chicago, IL at the Conrad Hilton Hotel. President Ford was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II. Photo courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. See more photos of this event. 

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