The United States of America today is deeply saddened by the passing of First Lady Betty Ford.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered her remarks on the passing of Lady Ford at Washington, DC. She said Lady Ford is a staunch advocate for women’s and equal rights. She paved the way for generations of women to follow.
“Her courage, compassion, and commitment to helping our nation deal with drug and alcohol abuse and addiction helped thousands of people to a successful recovery and in the process she helped to save countless families.” -Ms. Clinton
She said she was honored to host the President and Mrs. Ford at the White House in 1998 when they received the Congressional Gold Medal for their dedication and service to United States of America.
Ms. Clinton commended Lady Ford as a remarkable woman whose legacy will live on in people around the country whose lives are longer and better because of her work.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with her children and grandchildren. We are grateful for her contributions, and for her kindness to us. We will miss her.” -Ms. Clinton