As the hometown of U.S. Olympian and bronze medal-winning luger Erin Hamlin, the village of Remsen is receiving some recognition from Vice President Mike Pence.
Remsen Mayor Marty Flint received a letter from Pence recognizing the local community and its favorite Olympian.
“Thank you, Vice President Pence,” the Village of Remsen said on its Facebook page, with a photo of Pence’s letter to Mayor Flint attached.
“As leader of the United States delegation to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, I am proud to join the people in Remsen in honoring your community’s own Erin Hamlin of the U.S. Olympic Team in PyeongChang, South Korea,” the letter began.
According to USA Today, Pence has sent letters to the 243 American athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics, as well as the mayors of the athletes’ hometowns.
This is Hamlin's fourth and final Olympics. Runs 1 and 2 in women's singles luge took place at 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. local time on Monday, and Runs 3 and 4 will take place at the same time Tuesday. To watch live Tuesday morning, click here.