PICS: Onlookers SHOCKED By Who Mike Pence Sat Next To During Super Bowl

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PICS: Onlookers SHOCKED At Who Mike Pence Sat Next To During Super Bowl
Mike Pence brought some special guests to the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl gave the country plenty to talk about last night, but there is one small thing that some have overlooked. As it turns out, Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance yesterday, and photos have emerged, leaving onlookers shocked to see who our vice president brought with him and sat next to during the big event.

There’s no arguing that Vice President Pence is a man who loves his country, those in it, and those who serve it, but he most recently decided to show it. Captured in a series of photos taken last night, Pence brought along some American patriots to watch the big game with him, and people are taking notice as images captured of the kind gesture have begun to go viral for all the right reasons.

“Honored to welcome on Air Force 2, as our guests to the Super Bowl LI, two American heroes ??who were injured in the global war on terror,” Pence tweeted along with pictures of him and his guests arriving at the event.

“Pence landed at the base shortly after noon to meet up with Marine Staff Sgt. Anthony Mannino, Jr., who was wounded in Iraq in 2008, and Army Staff Sgt. Frederick Manning, who was injured in Afghanistan last year, to fly them to the game aboard Air Force Two,” The Hill reports. “Mannino invited his wife Diane as his guest and Manning brought along his nurse from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Army Sgt. First Class Charles Stanley.”

As Pence boarded Air Force Two with his guests, he told them that the trip was merely a “small token of the gratitude of the people of this country. We’re honored you’re with us.” Although Pence stated that he was on “neutral soil” in terms of who he wanted to win since he’s an Indianapolis Colts fan, that wasn’t the case for those he brought along. Mannino was obviously rooting for the New England Patriots, while Manning was pulling for their opponent, the Atlanta Falcons:

Anyone who has paid attention to Vice President Pence knows that he is a man who supports our military. Of course, seeing how his father was an Army veteran, Pence has often gone out of his way to pay his respects to those currently serving — especially his own son, who is an officer in the Marine Corps:

Being the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence could have brought anyone with him to the Super Bowl – and whoever he asked would have likely agreed to tag along. However, the fact that he chose those who had served our country says a lot about his character and where this country is headed with him as one of our leaders.

Great things are coming for America – and it’s all because of honorable leaders like Mike Pence.