South Bend neighbors excited to see Air Force One

NOW: South Bend neighbors excited to see Air Force One


SOUTH BEND, Ind. - As hundreds packed into Northside Middle School in Elkhart for President Trump's rally Thursday, neighbors near the South Bend International Airport reveled in their brush with history by sneaking a peek at Air Force One.

“Having both the vice president and the president of the united states here is something," said Thomas Myers, who lives in South Bend.

Senator Todd Young and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski accompanied the President on his flight, and new Republican Senate nominee Mike Braun joined Vice President Mike Pence after he had disembarked Air Force Two to welcome them.

All smiles, the group is working to promote a message of Republican unity.

The gravity of the moment wasn't lost on even the youngest of Hoosiers, who came out to catch a glimpse of history in the making.

“I’m here to see the Donald Trump’s plane, because this is supposed to be a really important moment in my lifetime, and I want to savor that moment right now," said Thor Jurgonski, who's not even old enough to drive but made sure to make it to see the President's plane.

“It’s something. It doesn’t matter which party it is. I mean if you look in the back, it’s something that you don’t see every day here in South Bend," said Myers.

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