The U.S. National Guard’s birthday is December 13. This may not be a federal holiday, but it is celebrated every year. The National Guard was established in 1636, making it the oldest military organization in the United States. The National Guard’s duty is to serve during times of emergency and war. This year, celebrate the U.S. National Guard’s birthday by honoring those who have served.
Even though the National Guard was established in 1824, it wasn’t called the National Guard until 1824. By 1916, this became the official title of the military organization. In 1933, the U.S. gave joint control of the National Guard to both the state and federal government.
The National Guard is the United States second largest militia force, second only to the U.S. Army. The National Guard has served in every U.S. war since 1936, playing a crucial role in national security. You may have heard of the Minutemen, these were members of the National Guard who served in the Revolutionary War. They received this nickname because of how quickly they responded.
If you want to celebrate the National Guard’s birthday, you can give to a worthy cause. There are several organizations and charities that help veterans of the National Guard. You can also hold a service to commemorate those who have served in your community. Hosting an event, like a bake sale, is a great way to raise money for the people of the National Guard.
SRQ Vets is an organization created by veterans designed to serve veterans. We are dedicated to serving fellow local veterans by providing services like mental health care, home renovations, and financial support. To get in touch with SRQ Vets, give us a call at 941-777-8387.