Today’s National Guard
26 February 2012
In early colonial times, a need for protection and security for the town and families was sought. The National Guards roots date back to 1636 when colonial Militia, made up of ordinary citizen, would put down their plows and pick up their weapons to protect families and towns from hostile attack (National Guard, 2012). This is where the term citizen solider comes from. Every day people either it be store owners, inn keepers, or a local farmer in the field, would be ready to pick up their weapons at a moment’s notice would defend and protect their community. Even in the earliest beginnings of this nation, the National Guard helped in development of it community whenever possible. This dedication and personal sacrifice has been the driving force in the citizen solider since the beginning. Serving the community has been the goal of the National Guard. Providing relief efforts both in the local areas and overseas, the guard shows itself to be a key factor in the development of today’s society. Even now as the National Guard reaches its 365th birthday, they keep striving to improve itself and its soldiers. Through training and proper leadership, one’s own ability can grow to new levels. It is only limited to one’s own imagination and how much that person wishes to achieve.
Along with the leadership opportunities the National Guard provides, it also focuses on education and personal development. It provides many choices for one to continue their education...