National Guard to Remain in D.C.

Assisting federal and local law enforcement with security.

Honoring requests from the U.S. Parks Service, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., over 12,000 National Guard service members remain in the District of Columbia this week to assist civilian law enforcement in keeping the peace. The number will be reduced to around 7,000 in the coming week and over 5,000 will remain until March due to concerns of civil unrest.

“There are several upcoming events – we don’t know what they are – over the next several weeks, and they’re concerned that there could be situations where there are lawful protests, First Amendment-protected protests, that could either be used by malicious actors, or other problems that could emerge,” acting Secretary of the Army John Whitley said.

General Daniel Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, said, “It speaks volumes about the support we received from our governors and adjutants general. It also speaks to the investment America has made in the National Guard’s ability to respond whenever and wherever we are needed.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the National Guard members who are supporting local and federal law enforcement in the District of Columbia.
  • For the acting secretary of the Army as he leads his military branch.
  • For God to bring peace to the nation.

Sources: CNN, Fox News, Stars and Stripes


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