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Vice President Mike Pence Celebrates Easter with U.S. Troops in South Korea

Over the weekend, Vice President Mike Pence, and his wife Karen, began a 10-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region, and his first stop was with our key ally, South Korea.

Pence arrived in Seoul, the nation’s capital, and spent Easter Sunday with both American and South Korean troops, reaffirming our nation’s commitment to the Asian country.  Pence’s visit came on the heels of yet another failed missile test by North Korea, on the anniversary of the birth of their nation’s founder, Kim Il-sung.

The Vice President’s official Twitter page showed he and his wife at Seoul National Cemetery, laying a wreath to honor those who have fought for freedom. The Vice President then attended an Easter service with U.S. and South Korean soldiers:

From Breitbart:

Pence brought greetings and a message from commander-in-chief President Donald Trump, ”I spoke to the president earlier today and I spoke to him on the way over, and he asked me to be here, and he told me in no uncertain terms to make sure I told all of you ‘we’re proud of you and we’re grateful for your service.”

“The attention that this part of the world has got from people back home is probably no surprise,” he continued. “This morning’s provocation from the north is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face each and every day in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world.”

“Your willingness to step forward, to serve, to stand firm without fear, inspires,” he went on.

The Vice President made mention of his father who served in the Korean War and won the bronze star in 1953.

During his visit to Seoul, Pence issued a strong statement, warning North Korea that future missile tests will not be tolerated.

Given North Korea’s continued testing of missiles, Vice President Pence’s visit to South Korea was essential to help reaffirm the commitment we have to protecting our ally in the region. Over the weekend, President Trump mentioned that the United States is working with China to solve the North Korea problem.

China has propped up the North Korean regime for decades, and any help they can provide us in dissuading the rogue nation from continuing to pursue nuclear weapons will be greatly needed.

Do you believe that Vice President’s visit to South Korea was necessary to reaffirming our commitment to stopping North Korea? Share your thoughts below! 

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