Memorial gets a holiday wash
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, joined several dozen volunteers to give the Vietnam Veterans Memorial a holiday cleaning.
Carrying orange buckets with the message “Let’s Do This,” the Pences spent about 40 minutes Saturday wiping down the face of the famous wall on the National Mall engraved with the names of fallen soldiers.
The vice president shook hands and posed for photos with the volunteers in subfreezing temperatures just after dawn, declaring: “This is a great way to start Veterans Day!”
The cleanup was sponsored by the New Day USA, a mortgage companies specializing in loans to veterans.
Vice President Mike Pence cleans a portion of the wall Saturday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.
Mementos, including a worn pair of boots, have been reset after the wall was cleaned Saturday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.