Events planned Monday to honor anniversary of Gerald Ford's birth Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A series of special events are planned in Grand Rapids to commemorate the 101st anniversary of President Gerald Ford's birth. The Ford Presidential Foundation, Library and Museum are joining together for Monday's celebration. It includes a wreath-laying ceremony at Ford's tomb; a ribbon-cutting that marks the opening of a new exhibit on aircraft carriers at the Ford museum; and a luncheon featuring a lecture by former Secretary of State James Baker. Ford died in 2006, and former first lady Betty Ford died in 2011. They lived in Rancho Mirage, California, for decades. Their hometown was Grand Rapids.