Vail post office named for Ford |

Vail post office named for Ford

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

WASHINGTON, D.C. ” President Bush Wednesday signed into law a bill to rename the U.S. Post Office in Vail after the late President Gerald R. Ford, who died Dec. 26.

The bill was sponsored by U.S. Sens. Ken Salazar and Wayne Allard and Rep. Mark Udall, Eagle County’s congressman.

“When Gerald Ford made Colorado his home, he honored our state by sharing his wisdom and experience,” Salazar said. “I am pleased that President Bush signed this small but fitting tribute to a president whose service helped our nation heal.”

Ford began skiing at Vail when he was in Congress and continued visiting while he was vice president and president. After leaving the White House, he remained active in local nonprofit organizations and skiing and golf events.

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