Army Reserve marks 105 years

4:42 PM, Apr 23, 2013   |    comments
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April 23 marks 105 years on standby to protect our country for the Army Reserve.

Mayors Madeline Rogero and Tim Burchett both honored past and present National Guardsmen for what they do to help the country. After 105 years, it's important to remember we need to thank them for their commitment.

"A good job done by anybody needs to be recognized, and service to this nation is more important, I think now, than ever. And these people who willingly put on this nation's uniform and go in harm's way for me, my family, yours and our way of life deserve our faith," said John Dyess, Army Reserve ambassador.

The Army Reserve originally started as the Medical Reserve Corps in 1908, but became an active military branch after World War I. The mission of the US Army Reserve is to provide trained, equipped and ready soldiers but also to help with aid after natural disasters and with civil support.

Today, more than 200,000 Americans are enlisted in the Army Reserve ready for combat when called upon.

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