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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Mayors Join in Moment of Silence for President Gerald R. Ford
Mayor Haslam and Mayor RagsdaleJanuary 2, 2006 - Knox County and City Governments join the nation in mourning the death of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford. On Tuesday, January 2nd at 10:25 a.m., Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam conducted a moment of silence on the lawn of the City County Building to coincide with the beginning of the state funeral. A closing prayer was delivered by Knox County Sheriff's Department Chaplain Larry Cash.

Immediately following, a broadcast of the funeral can be viewed in the Main Assembly Room.

For complete funeral details, to leave condolences or to make a donation in lieu of flowers to the Gerald R. Ford Foundation's Memorial Fund, visit www.geraldfordmemorial.com

All City and County offices will be open Tuesday, January 2nd.

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