Tuesday, October 13, 2009

National Guard has Vermont's support - Senators

Vermont's U.S. senators said yesterday that Vermont National Guard troops and their families will be supported while the troops are in Afghanistan. Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Bernie Sanders spoke to several hundred guard members and their families gathered at an event held for the soldiers before they begin leaving Vermont in early December. Sanders said the event was as much for the family members as for the soldiers. About 1,500 Vermont National Guard members are to be deployed, beginning next month. It will be the largest call-up of National Guard soldiers since World War II.