Kentucky Guard To Celebrate 221 Years Of Service

Jun 19, 2013

Credit Kentucky National Guard photo by Sgt. David Bolton, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office

The Kentucky National Guard is getting ready to celebrate more than two centuries of service to the commonwealth and the nation. The celebration is set for Monday at Frankfort’s Boone National Guard Center. The event will recognize the Kentucky Guard's contributions over the past 221 years. The Kentucky Militia, the forerunner of the Kentucky National Guard, was formed on June 24th, 1792, by Governor Isaac Shelby.