National Guard Week Celebrated
Photos and story by Tech. Sgt. Mark Olsen,
In a State House ceremony, Governor James E. McGreevey,
Commander-in-Chief, New Jersey National Guard, signed a proclamation
designating May 11 through 17 as National Guard Week and May 15 as
National Guard Day.
The tribute to the Garden State’s 9,000 citizen-soldiers
and airmen culminated on May 15 with National Guard Day at the State
House campus in Trenton.
The activities, displays, and award presentations began in the Assembly
Chambers with Brig. Gen. Glenn K. Rieth, The
Adjutant General of New Jersey and retired Brig. Gen. Robert S. Dutko,
Sr., State Chairman, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, presenting
the Seven Seals Award to Senate Co-Presidents Richard Cody and John
Bennett, Assembly Speaker Albio Sires, and Assemblymen Jack Connors
and Nick Asselta for their support of of the New Jersey Army and Air National Guard.