The Senate today (April 26) adopted a Resolution introduced by Senator Randy Vulakovich designating Wednesday, April 26, as National Guard Day in Pennsylvania.
“The Pennsylvania General Assembly considers many important issues each Session, but few have the lasting impact or the worldwide influence of the one it considered nearly 262 years ago when it passed Pennsylvania’s first Militia Law on November 25, 1755,” said Senator Vulakovich, Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee.
Pennsylvania’s militiamen played a role in every major military action since the French and Indian War and the Commonwealth’s citizen-soldiers continue to serve with honor and distinction today both in military and disaster relief roles.
The Pennsylvania National Guard is one of the top employers in the Commonwealth with about 3,600 of its members serving in a full-time capacity and another 16,000 men and women serving as “traditional” members who train on a part-time basis while pursuing civilian education or careers.
“It is truly fitting that we recognize this service and fidelity of all of the men and women who have served our great Commonwealth,” said Senator Vulakovich. “We owe them our deepest gratitude and in that spirit I ask all Pennsylvanians to remember and give thanks for all of the soldiers and airmen from across Pennsylvania who have served our Commonwealth.”
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