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We must proceed with our own energy development. Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas potentialities, along with nuclear, solar, geothermal, and non-fossil fuels is vital. We will never again permit any foreign nation to have Uncle Sam over a barrel of oil.

GERALD R. FORD, speech, Jan. 26, 1974

During the day on Monday, Washington time, the airport at Saigon came under persistent rocket as well as artillery fire and was effectively closed. The military situation in the area deteriorated rapidly. I therefore ordered the evacuation of all American personnel remaining in South Vietnam.

GERALD FORD, statement announcing the evacuation of U.S. personnel from the Republic of Vietnam, April 29, 1975

The fortieth anniversary of the Social Security Act celebrates an important milestone in responsible public service. I continue to be impressed by the steady responsiveness of the Social Security program to the changing needs of our people.... I warmly commend the employees of the Social Security Administration whose efforts are such a positive influence on the lives of countless fellow citizens.

GERALD FORD, speech, August 9, 1975

The Communist leaders in Moscow, Peking and Hanoi must fully understand that the United States considers the freedom of South Viet Nam vital to our interests. And they must know that we are not bluffing in our determination to defend those interests.

GERALD FORD, address to the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., July 21, 1965

There is no higher honor or more solemn privilege than to represent our Nation in paying tribute to its honored dead.

GERALD FORD, remarks on Memorial Day, 1976


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