Pence returns to Indiana for official portrait unveiling
INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA 21) -
Vice President and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence traveled back to Indiana Friday to attend a luncheon and an unveiling of his official state portrait.
Pence delivered remarks Friday afternoon at the annual Ten Point Coalition luncheon. There he praised the group for its work in reducing violence across the city. He says their model should be replicated in urban areas across the U.S.
The next stop for the VP was the Statehouse with his wife Garen where he met up with the current Governor Eric Holcomb and his wife Janet. After the portrait unveiling, Pence expressed his gratitude.
"It just blesses our hearts to know this portrait will be hanging where our hearts will always be," Vice President Pence said. "Where the moon shines bright upon the Wabash. And until we come home again, I pray that God will continue to bless the great state of Indiana and all who go by the name Hoosier."
The portrait will formally be installed in the Governor's office on August 17th. The stop comes ahead of Pence's five-day trip to Central and South America, which begins Sunday.