Gerald R. Ford photo

Exchange With Reporters in Vail, Colorado.

December 31, 1976

REPORTER. Mr. President, do you have any New Year's wishes?

THE PRESIDENT. Well, I certainly want all Americans and all people throughout the world to have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year, and I believe the opportunities are there that they will. And if we all pray and work, I think we can have that health and happiness and prosperity.

Q. Mr. President, did you make any personal resolutions for the New Year?

THE PRESIDENT. Yes, but I don't reveal them. Well, I think I have said what I really hope, that not only the people here in the United States but people throughout the world will have a wonderful New Year, and I think they will.

Q. Do you think the snow is an omen for a good New Year?

THE PRESIDENT. Well, every time I ski with Russ Ward1 we get good snow.

Q. Thank you, Mr. President.

THE PRESIDENT. Good. It's nice to see you all.

1 NBC News reporter.

Note: The exchange began at 11 a.m. at Chalriift 6.

Gerald R. Ford, Exchange With Reporters in Vail, Colorado. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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