Wednesday, July 13, 2011
As the country mourns the loss of great American, Betty Ford, we cannot help but think of how she helped the country become the great nation that we see today. Ford fought to make equal rights for women a reality while still defending the role of the housewife. She spoke openly about topics formerly considered taboo, such as the nature of addiction. Rosalynn Carter, former First Lady and friend of Ford, said she "was never afraid to speak the truth including about her own struggle with alcohol and pain killers.” "Her honesty gave help to others every day."
The nation owes Betty Ford a debt a debt of gratitude and our upmost respect. Please take a few moments to watch Rosalynn Carter’s touching eulogy.