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Foundation recognizes GRDP during National EMS Week 2020

Foundation recognizes GRDP during National EMS Week 2020

In honor of National Emergency Medical Services Week, May 17-23, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation paid tribute to a retired Grand Rapids Police Department officer Bob Wildman, who was one of the first officers assigned to the department’s E-Unit team in 1971

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Dr. Randal Jelks “With This Faith”

Dr. Randal Jelks “With This Faith”

Dr. Randal Jelks presented “With This Faith: Black Freedom Struggles and Democratic Faith” which explored how various participants in Black Freedom Struggles thought about democratic governance and the faith that it takes to live out its principles

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John P. Carlin “Dawn of the Code Wars”

John P. Carlin “Dawn of the Code Wars”

John P. Carlin, former DOJ Assistant Attorney General and former Chief of Staff to the FBI Director III, presented his book “Dawn of the Cold Wars” which takes readers to the front lines of a global fight as the DOJ and the FBI chases down hackers, online terrorist recruiters, and spies

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Jeffrey Rosen “Constitution Day 2019”

Jeffrey Rosen “Constitution Day 2019”

The Hauenstein Center welcomed Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO of the National Constitution Center, as he shared his insights into the future of the Constitution and the Supreme Court in our increasingly challenged democracy

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Garrett Graff “The Only Plane in the Sky”

Garrett Graff “The Only Plane in the Sky”

Journalist Garrett Graff discussed his new book “The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11” which captures what America experienced on 9/11 and uncovers the story of the fear, trauma, confusion, and emotions of that day

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Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony 2019

Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony 2019

The Foundation hosted the annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of President Gerald R. Ford, marking the 106th anniversary of his birth, with remarks by USS Gerald R. Ford crew member LTJG Nick Spaleny from Kalamazoo, Michigan

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