Today is the funeral of the 38th President, Gerald Ford. His body, which has lain in state in the rotunda of the Capitol Building will travel via hearse to the National Cathedral for his 10am funeral. The procession will most likely bring traffic across downtown to a complete standstill right about now. As always, the Post has an excellent map of the route from the Capitol to the Cathedral and then the route back to Andrews AFB for his final flight to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The funeral today is invite only, and the security will be heavy near the Cathedral. If you don’t have to be in the city today, it’s probably a good day to be at home. I have a feeling that with the Federal Government off today as part of the national day of mourning, it’s going to be fairly quiet anyway. Banks are open today, financial markets are not (not that we have any here!). The Smithsonian is open today, as is the National Archives Museum, but not their research facility. The Archives have a Special Exhibit of Documents from the Archives.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs