Indiana Governor Mike Pence delivered his 2014 State of the State address in front a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly in the House Chambers Tuesday night.
Governor Pence presented a big agenda and he led off and ended his address by acknowledging first responders.
First thanking local police, fire, EMS, highway workers, utility crews, and others who helped out during the tornado outbreak happening downstate earlier this year and during last week's arctic storm, sending out a special thanks to the citizen soldiers of the Indiana National Guard who assisted in rescue efforts.
The governor ended his speech reflecting on what he called, "the miracle at Mt. baldy." Recapping the events of that warm, July day when six-year-old Nathan Woessner, "simply vanished into the sand." He illustrated how everyone came in to help from Michigan City police and fire units, beach goers using their bare hands and local businesses rushing in machinery to reporters who were, "covering the story and seen using their notepads to dig.
The governor says that as Hoosiers, "we only achieve our full potential by working together, like Hoosiers always do when it matters most." He says that's "the Indiana way."
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