Kentucky Guard to Celebrate 221 Years of Service

By Associated Press | 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- 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 the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

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 24, 1792, by Gov. Isaac Shelby.

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