A National Period of Mourning For The Passing of Gerald R. Ford
. . . THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, in honor and tribute to the memory of Gerald R. Ford, and as an expression of public sorrow, do hereby direct that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff at the White House and on all buildings, grounds, and Naval vessels of the United States for a period of 30 days from the day of his death. . .
Presidential Proclamation: Announcing the Death of Gerald R. Ford
White House – portrait painted by artist Everett Raymond Kinstler in 1977