Jim Vance Offers Remarks at Ben’s Chili Bowl ‘Reveal of New Mural’ 6/21/17

Jim Vance Offers Remarks at Ben’s Chili Bowl ‘Reveal of New Mural’ 6/21/17


I CAME HERE ON JUNE 10th OF 1969
AND ONE OF THE FIRST PLACES THAT I CAME TO TO SPEND MY MONEY IN
D.C. WAS BEN’S CHILI BOWL. AND ALL THESE YEARS LATER, HE’S
STILL HERE. IT HAS BEEN MY DISTINCT HONOR
AND PRIVILEGE TO HAVE BEEN IN THE COMPANY OF SOME
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. YOU CANNOT IMAGINE MY JOY AND MY
PRIDE WHEN I GOT THE WORD A MONTH OR SO AGO THAT ALL Y’ALL
HAD VOTED POOR ASS LITTLE ME TO BE ON BEN’S CHILI BOWL’S WALL. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT AN HONOR THAT IS.
AND NOW AFTER ALL THAT, TO COME HERE TODAY TO SEE FACE TO FACE
ALL OF YOU WHO DIDN’T HAVE TO COME OUT HERE TODAY. THERE’S A WHOLE BUNCH OF THINGS YOU COULD HAVE DONE. MY BLESSINGS CONTINUE TO FLOW. AND I THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE
OF YOU. AND MAY GOD BESTOW THEM ON YOU,
TOO. THANK Y’ALL. HAVE A GOOD DAY. [ APPLAUSE ]

5 thoughts on “Jim Vance Offers Remarks at Ben’s Chili Bowl ‘Reveal of New Mural’ 6/21/17

  1. Very sad news to report. Longtime anchor Jim Vance passed away today after his fight with cancer. Vance was the anchor of WRC-TV (NBC 4) for 48 years. R.I.P. Mr. Vance The coolest anchor ever. You will be truly missed

  2. I feel like I've lost a member of the family.  How wonderful to see him so happy here.  He will be very much missed.

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