In only a matter of weeks of being the Vice President, Mike Pence has already accomplished something former President Obama never bothered with.
His humble attitude and patriotism was brought to the public’s attention as he attended Super Bowl LI this week.
But what was surprising was who he brought with him.
Vice President Mike Pence brought two wounded U.S veterans with him to the Super Bowl along with their guests.
The Hill reported:
Pence landed at the base shortly afternoon to meet up with Marine Staff Sgt. Anthony Mannino, Jr., who was wounded in Iraq in 2008, and Army Staff Sgt. Frederick Manning, who was injured in Afghanistan last year, to fly them to the game aboard Air Force Two.
Mannino invited his wife Diane as his guest and Manning brought along his nurse from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Sgt. First Class Charles Stanley.
The veterans and their guests were welcomed onto Air Force 2 with Vice President Pence and his family, as he thought it was important to include veterans in an event incredibly important to the American culture.
During the plane ride, they all discussed the nature of the game and who their teams of choice were – but Vice President Pence wanted to celebrate veterans first and foremost.
Vice President Pence wanted to show his appreciation to the veterans of our country, who have sacrificed so muchand yet were shown very little support under the Obama administration.
Breitbart News reported:
Mike Pence called the trip a show of appreciation to all veterans. He wanted to give a “small token of the gratitude of the people of the country,” Pence added.
Throughout their campaign, President Trump and Vice President Pence ran on a platform to reform the Veterans Affairs program.
So far, Trump has appointed a new Secretary for Veterans Affairs, David Schulkin, who is waiting to be confirmed by the Senate.
President Trump and Vice President Pence both are fighting to keep veterans as priorities in America.
Too long have veterans struggled to receive the assistance they need, and too long were they denied such needs by the Obama administration.
I have no doubt Dr. Shulkin will be able to lead the turnaround our Department of Veterans Affairs needs,” Trump said in a statement following the announcement. “Dr. Shulkin has the experience and the vision to ensure we will meet the healthcare needs of every veteran.”
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