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The Christmas Ship

Pageant of Peace, 1975


Pageant of Peace Ceremony (President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford with two young people at the lighting of the Christmas Tree, December 1975) / Claire C. Ralston, Photographer / National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection

Each year the National Park Service holds a Christmas Pageant of Peace in Washington, DC that lasts for three weeks. It includes the lighting of the national Christmas Tree and nightly outdoor musical and dance performances.

". . . let us restore the golden rule to our political process and let brotherly love purge our hearts of suspicion and hate."

-- Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006; with condolences to his family), Remarks on Taking the Oath of Office as President


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