Happy 375th Birthday to the Men and Women of the National Guard

Happy 375th Birthday to the Men and Women of the National Guard
ARLINGTON, Va. – The origin of the nation’s state National Guard organizations sprang from the forming of militia in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the early 17th century. The Massachusetts colony was founded in 1630. At that time, more than 5,000 men, women, and children had made the two-month voyage to the New World, leaving the relative comfort and safety of England behind in an effort to break...