Ford’s funeral: Dawn at the cathedral


By Jeremy Bronson, Hardball producer

At 6:30, it’s still dark out and most of the media has already arrived. Roughly 40-50 members of the press corps, on-air reporters and camera crews, all present at Cathedral at began being ushered in at approximately 6:30. The Secret Service is going up and down Wisconsin Avenue.


Washington National Cathedral was built for precisely this purpose. It was in Pierre L’Enfant’s blueprint for the city and one of it’s main functions was for public prayer and big, important funeral services.

                      Photo: Ticketholders line up at National Cathedral for Ford funeral

Ford's funeral: Dawn at the cathedral