Me­mo­rial gets a hol­i­day wash

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - WASHINGTON REPORT - By Joan Lowy •

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.

Alex Bran­don The As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

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