VIDEO: National Guard Celebrates 380 Years Today After Being Established In 1636

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Established on Dec. 13, 1636

ABOVE VIDEO: The National Guard celebrated its 380th birthday Tuesday with a series of special events across the country and overseas.

(FOX NEWS) – The National Guard celebrated its 380th birthday Tuesday with a series of special events across the country and overseas.

The Guard traces its birthday to Dec. 13, 1636, when the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony passed a law establishing formal militia companies consisting of all adult males older than 16.

The New York National Guard planned a cake-cutting ceremony. The event Tuesday afternoon at the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters in Latham was set to include a symbolic re-enlistment ceremony for new members of the New York Army and Air National Guard.

The traditional military cake will be cut by the youngest and oldest National Guard members present — 17-year-old Private Cameron Thompson and 59-year-old Chief Warrant Officer Robert Wold.

In Germany, service members from U.S. Africa and European Commands celebrated the Coast Guard’s birthday at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart last week.

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The National Guard celebrated its 380th birthday Tuesday with a series of special events across the country and overseas.


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