As New Jersey’s Army and Air National Guard members return from their deployment to Washington, D.C. after the attack on the United States Capitol, three Assembly Democrats sponsor a resolution to recognize their service.
In the immediate aftermath of the January 6th insurrection, New Jersey sent around 500 National Guard members and airmen to D.C to help secure the Capitol. Additional troops were deployed later on to help protect national monuments and keep the city safe during President Biden’s inauguration.
The resolution (AR-234) honors and thanks these service members for helping to secure the Capitol, safeguard national monuments and keep Americans safe.
Upon the measure being advanced by the Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee on Monday, Assembly sponsors Anthony Verrelli (D-Mercer, Hunterdon), Joseph Danielsen (D-Middlesex, Somerset) and Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) issued the following joint statement:
“When Americans were reeling from the appalling attack on our nation’s Capitol, New Jersey soldiers answered the call of duty to help defend the city from further violence. Their service helped ensure a peaceful transfer of power during a turbulent and uncertain time. We will never forget the way in which our soldiers helped defend democracy and keep Americans safe. This resolution shows our gratitude for their dedication, service and sacrifice on behalf of this country.”
The resolution now heads to the Assembly Speaker for further consideration.