Each year during the legislative session, the Legislature honors our state's National Guard. Today was National Guard Day in both the House and Senate, with members paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who serve in the Guard both stateside and overseas.
As he has done in previous years, Major General Timothy J. Lowenberg addressed House Democrats during their caucus session this morning. Lowenberg has been the commander of Washington's Army and Air National Guard since 1999.
Several bills to assist military members and their families were also passed by the House last month.
This morning on the House floor, Rep. Larry Seaquist spoke about how the role of our National Guard has changed over the years, in some ways coming full circle to how it was first envisioned in the early days of our great nation:
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