When Vice President Mike Pence showed up at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., wearing jeans and work boots, some were surprised. What he did next left everybody in attendance stunned, however.
According to The Washington Examiner, Vice President Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, arrived at the memorial on Veterans Day with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The three of them were dressed casually, leading some volunteers to wonder what they were doing there.
Shortly after, the group pulled out buckets and sponges and began cleaning the wall.
“Moving start to Veterans Day,” Pence wrote in a tweet later that 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.”
Interior Secretary Zinke served as a Navy SEAL