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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: May 21, 2018 10:18 AM
From: Senator Randy Vulakovich and Sen. Jay Costa
To: All Senate members
Subject: Guard Day at the Capitol - May 23rd
On Wednesday, we plan to offer a resolution designating May 23, 2018, as "Guard Day at the Capitol."

In 1747, Benjamin Franklin formed the "Associators," the precursor to the PA National Guard. And in 1755, the General Assembly of the Province of Pennsylvania formally enacted its first militia law. The past 263 years have seen much cooperation and support from the General Assembly for the Pennsylvania militia, the Pennsylvania National Guard and the soldiers and airmen who proudly serve this Commonwealth and this nation. Today, Pennsylvania has one of the largest National Guard forces in the nation and our Guard is one of the Commonwealth's top ten employers. On May 23rd, the PA Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the PA National Guard will come to the Capitol to highlight their importance to the Commonwealth through displays in the East Wing Rotunda and a morning presentation for legislators. Adjutant General Anthony Carrelli will address both the House and the Senate on the occasion.

Please join us in supporting the National Guard by signing onto this resolution, which is similar to SR 93 of 2017, which was sponsored by Senators Vulakovich, Costa, Aument, Baker, Blake, Boscola, Brewster, Brooks, Browne, Dinniman, Farnese, Folmer, Fontana, Gordner, Greenleaf, Hughes, Hutchinson, Killion, Langerholc, Martin, Mensch, Rafferty, Reschenthaler, Sabatina, Scavello, Tartaglione, Vogel, Ward, White, Yaw, and Yudichak.

Introduced as SR369