Last Of Utah National Guard Return Home From D.C.
Jan 28, 2021, 5:33 AM
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah National Guard members have been in Washington, D.C., since Jan. 15, and on Wednesday night, the last of them were officially welcomed back home.
Gov. Spencer Cox was at the Salt Lake International Airport to personally greet the men and women who have been serving at the nation’s capitol.
Over the past 12 months our National Guard has rendered more service to our state than anytime in history. We are forever in their debt. And we are especially grateful to the families and employers who support them. pic.twitter.com/YFobVHZdbq
— Spencer Cox (@SpencerJCox) January 28, 2021
“Our troops have served in Washington with distinction,” the governor said. “Now it’s time to bring them home as we need their help distributing COVID-19 vaccinations throughout our state.”
“We are grateful for the willingness of theses dedicated men and women to serve whenever and wherever they are needed,” he added.
The Utah National Guard was called to Washington in response to the insurrection on Jan. 6. Guard members remained there to help with any lingering threats of violence from extremist groups.