Hello everyone, happy Monday. Did you know that Salem is the birthplace of the National Guard? Yup! Each year there is a celebration of the anniversary of the First Muster of the National Guard on the Salem Common and this year it’s scheduled for April 22, 2023.
Image used in the blog post is by Peabody & Tilton (New York Public Library).
Anniversary of the First Muster of the National Guard — April 22, 2023
“A grand commemoration of the anniversary of the country’s first muster in 1637 in Salem Massachusetts. Participants typically include the Massachusetts National Guard, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, Salem Trayned Band, 2nd Corpos Veterans Group, and historic military companies.” [Source: Salem.org]
“On behalf of the Massachusetts National Guard, the 2 nd Corps of Cadets Veteran Association, and the Salem Veterans Council, all are invited to attend the 386 th Anniversary of the Massachusetts National Guards rendering of the “First Muster’. Beginning at 10am on Saturday, April 22, 2023, the occasion will be featuring over 600 troops on the Salem Common, a 155mm howitzer cannon salute, and (weather permitting) a National Guard helicopter will land and help deliver the official charter. Additionally, a military jet flyover is planned to mark this historic occasion. This year, special attention will be paid to the rededication of the newly renovated Washington Arch.” [Source: Salem.org]