Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and Bob Casey introduced a resolution in the United States Senate recognizing the tremendous contributions made by the members of the Pennsylvania National Guard for their service to Pennsylvania and the nation.
The 20,000-member strong Pennsylvania National Guard is one of the largest National Guards in the nation, and more than 17,000 Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers and airmen have deployed in support of the global war on terrorism. The resolution commends the Pennsylvania National Guard for its meritorious service; honors the men and women who serve, or have served, in its ranks; and encourages the people of the United States to thank the Pennsylvania National Guard for its continued service.
“Pennsylvania units have taken part in every conflict America has faced since the Revolutionary War, and contributions made by the men and women of the Pennsylvania National guard to our nation’s security continue to be nothing short of outstanding,” Senator Specter said. “I will continue to do all that I can in the United States Senate to ensure that the Pennsylvania National Guard has the necessary equipment, training and facilities to accomplish the missions it is called on to perform both for the Commonwealth and the Nation.”
“Pennsylvania is very proud of the brave men and women who make up its National Guard,” said Senator Casey. “Today, we honor their dedication to Pennsylvania and the rest of the country. I will continue to work with Senator Specter to see to it that Pennsylvania’s National Guard are well equipped as they are deployed ensuring our safety and security.”
The Resolution is introduced on the heels of a visit last week to Washington, D.C. from Major General Jessica Wright, the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, with members of the Pennsylvania delegation.
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