Owosso Guard members to be recognized for Pentagon duty
Agency: Military and Veterans Affairs
Lansing--Approximately 180 soldiers from the 144th Military Police Company, Michigan Army National Guard, located in Owosso, will be recognized on Sunday for their year-long deployment in support of Operation Nobel Eagle. The unit was mobilized for security duty at the Pentagon in March 2002 as a result of the Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks.
The ceremony, titled “Freedom Salute Campaign,” also recognizes and honors the families, employers, and other centers of influence of each Guard member.
During the ceremony, each soldier will receive an encased American flag, lapel insignia, commemorative coin, and a certificate of appreciation from the Director of the National Guard Bureau. Spouses will be recognized with a commemorative lapel pin, and children will receive a “Future Solider Footlocker Kit” which contains a Daring Eagle board game, Mission Command card game, and Army National Guard trading cards. Employers and other centers of influence will receive a medallion.
The ceremony, which will start at at the Owosso Armory on Water Street, includes guest speakers U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers and State Senator Valde Garcia.