The Minnesota National Guard takes great pride in being a vibrant participant in shaping Minnesota’s history. Since the days before statehood, the National Guard has embraced whatever role history would unveil: protector of settlers; guardian of freedom; provider of relief; peacekeeper to nations; or homeland defender.
Minnesota National Guard History 1850 to present
National Guard History 1636 to 1849
General John W. Vessey, Jr.
Soldier Memorialization at Camp Ripley
This day in History