National Guard Birthday is dedicated to the oldest military organization in the USA, which deserves praise and honor! Americans equate the National Guard with popular strength and patriotism, because its fighters will always protect the country and maintain public order. When they are near, humanity can sleep peacefully!
The prototype of the guard was created in 1636, then it included militias performing the functions of defending cities. The structure received its official status and name in 1903: Congress created a law on formation and prescribed the conditions for training and education. Initially, the guardsmen did not participate in hostilities, but because of this, unrest took place in society. The Vietnam War was on: it was she who contributed to the appearance of the presidential decree on the support of the armed forces by the national guard.
Today, the structure is considered a reserve, although its fighters successfully perform tasks on a par with the army both inside and outside the country. Every year, 60 recruits, both men and women, are recorded in it. The service is full of combat training, even active soldiers from the army sign up for it.
Did you know that the National Guard:
- participated in military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan;
- consists only of volunteers – often they combine service with the main activity;
- receives various social benefits;
- first appeared in France during the Great Revolution, the New York People’s Militia was renamed in their honor;
- could have been called differently, because initially the name did not stick.
How to celebrate
Congratulate a familiar fighter with a National Guard Birthday and make a significant gift! Give thanks for the work that the guards do – you can do this on social networks. Make a donation to charities.
When is National Guard Birthday celebrated in 2022?
National Guard Birthday is observed on December 13 each year.