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The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum dedication. President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush gave remarks at the ceremony. September 18, 1981. On September 18, 1981, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum was dedicated in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Both President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush gave remarks at the ceremony, as well as Valery Giscard d’Estaing, former President of France; Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; and Jose Lopez Portillo, President of Mexico. The festivities also included a parade featuring Bob Hope, Pearl Bailey, several other celebrities, and seven marching bands.

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