The National Guard even predates the United States, originating in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 as the militia. But these citizen soldiers still pack a punch. The U.S. National Guard has served our country overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan and domestically when helping during natural disasters like the recent Hurricane Sandy.
To our men and women who are "Always Ready, Always There," we are 'Always Grateful' for your service. Happy Birthday National Guard!
|National Guard members helping victims of Hurricane Sandy|
get out of flooded areas.