Tomorrow at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia the USS Gerald R. Ford will be commissioned. The first of the new super class carrier is a $13 billion marvel that will officially be placed on active duty Saturday.
In Grand Rapids, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum is hosting commissioning ceremony events.
“Well, it’s not every day that someone has an aircraft carrier named after them.”
That’s Joel Westphal, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Library Deputy Director.