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Vice President Pence honors Martin Luther King Jr. at church service

Posted: 3:50 PM, Jan 20, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-20 16:50:44-05
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WTVF) — Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a church service Sunday in Tennessee in remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Pence attended the service at the Holy City Church of God in Memphis on Sunday, the day before the federal holiday named after the civil rights leader.

The Vice President says King touched the hearts of millions of Americans and his words continue to inspire. He acknowledged the nation's deep divide and says Americans must rededicate themselves to the ideals that King advanced.

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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the Holy City Church of God In Christ congregation during his trip to Memphis on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Pence spoke at the church service in remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the day before the federal holiday named after the civil rights leader. Pence says King touched the hearts of millions of Americans and his words continue to inspire. Pence acknowledged the nation's deep divide and says Americans must rededicate themselves to the ideals that King advanced. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian via AP)

Before the service, Pence toured the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where King was fatally shot on April 4, 1968.

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Director of Interpretation, Collections and Education Noelle Trent shows Vice President Mike Pence around the museum during Pence's trip to Memphis on Jan. 19, 2020. Pence visited the Civil Rights Museum and the Holy City Church of God In Christ to honor one of his professed heroes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian via AP)