Pence Sends Message of Encouragement to Veterans Having Trouble

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Since the inception of the Trump administration’s time in the White House, they have repeatedly affirmed and demonstrated respect for this nation’s veterans. Veterans place their health, safety, and lives on the line for the sake of defending this nation and its freedoms.

As commander-in-chief, President Trump has taken specific action to improve the quality of the Department of Veterans Affairs and, by extension, the individual lives of veterans.

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On Monday, which also happened to be Veterans Day, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Arlington Cemetry. Breitbart News reports that Pence also sent a message of encouragement to veterans who are currently struggling, especially regarding the readjustment into civilian society.

Reviewing Pence’s Message to Veterans

While President Trump spoke at the 100th anniversary of the New York City Veterans Day Parade, the vice president spent time with veterans at the Arlington Ceremony. Pence commended servicemembers for their sacrifice to the nation and noted that veterans are “the best of us.”

The vice president’s remarks also contained a message of hope to the many veterans who may be in need of it. Pence declared that if servicemembers are “struggling with the return to civilian life” or know of someone who is dealing with similar challenges of this nature, help is “available today.”

He then followed up, stating that as veterans “were there for us,” we will be “there for [them] to see [them] through this time.”

More on Pence’s Remarks to Veterans

The vice president’s statements to servicemembers of America were very well-received. During another segment, Pence spoke about Kyle Carpenter, a Medal of Honor beneficiary who was moved by a rideshare driver who thanked him for his service.

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An emotional moment arrived when Pence thanked Carpenter for viewing the rideshare driver, his freedoms, rights, and family as worthy of sacrifice. He also noted the ways in which Americans continue to benefit from the service and sacrifice of veterans. At the end of the vice president’s remarks, the audience delivered resounding applause with one audience member yelling, “four more years!”

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