Trenton – In response to the deadly insurrection that took place at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, the Senate today advanced a resolution sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton and Vin Gopal that would recognize the service of the New Jersey Army and Air National Guard members who were mobilized to Washington D.C.
“On January 6, the entire country watched in horror as violent protesters broke into the United States Capitol building, interrupting a joint session and forcing the evacuation of the members,” said Senator Singleton (D-Burlington). “In the days that followed, New Jersey sent 550 National Guardsmen to Washington D.C. to assist in securing the monuments and maintaining safety leading up to and following the Inauguration. These men and women should be honored for their service and the sacrifices they have endured over the last month.”
The resolution, SR-109, would recognize, honor, and thank the members of the New Jersey Army and Air National Guard for their dedication, service, and sacrifice to our State and our nation.
“In the aftermath of the attack on the United States Capitol, our National Guard proved that they are dedicated to serving our country by immediately answering the call to duty,” said Senator Gopal (D-Monmouth), Chair of the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “180 guardsmen and women still remain in D.C., and will remain until the middle of March, to continue to assist with protection efforts in order to safeguard our monuments and people. Their service to our country in one of its darkest moments displays a true act of patriotism. I am now and will forever be thankful for their service these last few weeks.”