As a gentleman and a patriot, Vice President Mike Pence could not tolerate watching privileged NFL prima donnas kneeling during the national anthem and left an Indianapolis Colts-San Francisco 49ers game last month as a result.
The left was outraged, just outraged. How dare Pence dishonor the kneelers in such a manner. Some Democrats even demanded that the veep reimburse taxpayers for the cost of his travel to the game.
They will not be among those honoring our nations veterans and war dead on this solemn day of remembrance and respect.
Pence however understands the obligation of the nation toward our veterans and on Saturday, he along with his wife Karen joined other volunteers to help with the cleaning of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.
Moving start to Veterans Day. Thanks to @NewDayUSA volunteers who joined @NatlParkService, @SecretaryZinke, Karen & me to clean the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Also inspiring to meet NPS ranger & veteran James Pierce. To all Veterans, we are grateful for your service & sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/2aCacabxax
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) November 11, 2017
They were joined by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL commander.
President Donald Trump also paid tribute to the nation’s veterans:
On this wonderful Veterans Day, I want to express the incredible gratitude of the entire American Nation to our GREAT VETERANS. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/GhQbCA7yII
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2017
No matter what their party affiliation, ideology, sexuality, gender identity, race or religion may be, each and every American should set aside at least a few minutes to reflect on the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans, both past and present because we all owe them a huge debt of gratitude.
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) November 11, 2017