Virginia National Guard celebrates 415th birthday
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RICHMOND, Va. - Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Jason Pak presents Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, with the Governor of Virginia's 415th Birthday of the Virginia National Guard Proclamation May 13, 2022, at the Sergeant Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. The VNG traces the heritage and traditions of citizen-service to the 1607 founding of America’s first permanent English colony at Jamestown when Capt. John Smith organized the colonists for defense. There has not been a day since May 14, 1607, without a military presence in Virginia to defend freedom at home and overseas. Read the full proclamation at


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