While the parties are usually hosted in the office or at an event venue, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen hosted Secret Service members and their families for a dinner and get together to honor them for their service , for the people who risk their lives to save his.
On Saturday, Pence and his wife, Karen, hosted the families of Secret Service members at the vice president’s residence — Number One Observatory Circle.
He wrote on Twitter he was “honored to host the selfless and dedicated men and women of the Secret Service.”
Guests passed by one of the multiple Christmas trees that adorned the house, they were given the opportunity to meet the vice president and second lady one-on-one.
In the spirit of Christmas and the holidays, the Second Lady has not only hosted the Secret Service but done innumerable other projects to bring Christmas to others. The White House noted this in one of their press releases,
“As Christmas approaches, Second Lady Karen Pence visited with children receiving medical care to give them coloring books and crayons while also offering encouraging words to them and their families. First, Mrs. Pence visited patients, families, and staff members at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Upon arrival, she was greeted by Katie Wallace, the Child Life Coordinator, and Eileen Ferrell, Chief Nursing Officer. The staff led Mrs. Pence to the in-patient area where she met with young patients. The Second Lady spoke with the children and their families and gave them coloring books and crayons. Then, Mrs. Pence visited the pediatric outpatient hematology/oncology clinic. There, she visited the art therapy program that is provided by Tracy’s Kids.
She gave a child who was meeting with one of the art therapists a coloring book and crayons. She gave the art therapist a charm bracelet in appreciation for her work in art therapy. “The children at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital provide so much inspiration and hope,” said Mrs. Pence. “I was encouraged by the positive spirits and laughter and appreciate the opportunity to share some time with them during this holiday season.” “We’re so pleased to have a visit from Mrs. Pence to help brighten the days of our sick children who unfortunately must be hospitalized so close to the holidays,” said Eileen Ferrell, Chief Nursing Officer. “We thank her for the smiles she spread here today at MedStar Georgetown.”
Mrs. Pence also visited children at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC. Upon arrival, the Second Lady was greeted by Julie Lowe, Director of Marketing and Community Engagement, and Dustin Davis, Director of Operations. Then, Mrs. Pence met with children and their families and gave them coloring books and crayons. To date, the two Ronald McDonald Houses in Washington, DC and Fairfax, Virginia have served over 23 Pediatric departments from 16 hospitals and doctors’ offices, including children from Neonatal ICU, Cardiac ICU, Pediatric Transplant, and Hematology and Oncology.”
The White House will no doubt continue to hold functions such as these that provide the respectable awareness for their service that service members deserve.