Pence speaks at 137th Coast Guard Academy commencement

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NEW LONDON -

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the 137th Coast Guard Academy commencement in New London.

Pence greeted the cadets with a message from President Donald Trump saying, "Welcome aboard and welcome to the good fight."

The president and vice president address the graduating class at one of the federal service academies on a rotating basis.

Pence discussed how the cadets have found their calling in life.

"And to your undying credit you answered the call, coming here, to this academy, dedicating your talents your energy to saving lives, enforcing our nation's laws and securing our homeland in times of peace and in times of war," he says.

Officials say over 200 cadets graduated during the ceremony.

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