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On Veterans Day, Vice President Mike Pence put on yellow work gloves, jeans and cowboy boots and, alongside others, scrubbed the black granite walls that make up the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Cleaners usually spray the wall with hoses before and after scrubbing with large brushes. But Saturday’s below-freezing temperatures required a more hands-on approach with sponges and paper towels. With him was Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who said to the vice president, “You scrub and I’ll dry.” Pence, reports say, ended up doing most of his own scrubbing and drying, except for some higher-up spots that the taller Zinke got for him.
Pence is the son of a Korean War veteran and father of a Marine, and later in the day he laid a wreath and delivered a tribute to veterans at Arlington National Cemetery.
Giving thanks for Vice President Pence and others with him who showed both honor and humility at the Vietnam Memorial.
For all who participated in and were honored by Veterans Day events…that they not be forgotten.
For America’s Commander in Chief, President Donald Trump, and his goal of improving the lives of America’s veterans.