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Quick Quiz; What Military Service Celebrates 385 Years Today?

  • 1.  Quick Quiz; What Military Service Celebrates 385 Years Today?

    Posted 12-13-2021 14:54
    Colleagues,   Hopefully you said the National Guard Bureau!  I worked as a civilian for the Headquarters of the National Guard for more than 20 years and came to know their dedication to serving in the United States and overseas.  Happy 385th Birthday

    In 1636, that meant defending Massachusetts Bay Colony. Today, it means answering the call of both state and nation, deploying overseas and responding to natural disasters in the assistance of friends and neighbors.  The Guard is active and on the ground serving those disaster victims of recent horrific tornados in seven States.<o:p></o:p>

    The men and women of the Army and Air National Guard train regularly, generally two days a month with a longer training annually.<o:p></o:p>

    That training means they are ready at any moment to join our active-duty forces overseas or to put their civilian lives on standby to do their state's bidding at home.<o:p></o:p>

    Service for the Guard may not a full-time job, but its demands require a lifestyle of commitment and sacrifice.<o:p></o:p>

    The National Guard today stands as a community cornerstone, just as it did in 1636.  <o:p></o:p>

    Sharon Lenius
    [Federal Librarian - Retired]
    'Tolle Lege!' ('Take up and read')