Hundreds of Hoosiers celebrate return of Vice President-elect Mike Pence to Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Vice President-elect Mike Pence had a full day in Washington, DC, before he returned home to a crowd of supporters Thursday night.

Gov. Pence was introduced by Governor-elect Eric Holcomb at the welcome home rally at the International Airport Building.

Fire trucks sprayed streams of water in the air over the Republican governor's plane Thursday night and the marching band played, "My Indiana Home."

Pence told the crowd he was humbled to be Donald Trump's vice president. And he choked up when he said that his heart will always be in the state no matter where his new duties take him.

Pence also asked the crowd to support President-elect Donald Trump and to pray that the starkly divided country be reunified.

He said he was grateful for Republican majorities in Congress and looks forward to getting the country back on track.

He closed his speech by quoting Indiana's state song, "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away."

Before returning to Indiana, Politico reports both Pence and Trump met with House Speaker Paul Ryan in effort to try and bridge the gap between Trump and Ryan. Pence also reportedly met with Vice President Joe Biden as Donald Trump had his own sit down with President Barack Obama at the White House.

If you missed Pence's welcome home rally, watch his full speech above.

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