In 1916, Mexican Revolutionary General Francisco “Pancho” Villa, led a raid against the U.S.-Mexican border town of Columbus, New Mexico. The U.S. government sent U.S. Army General John J. Pershing to capture Villa in an unsuccessful nine-month incursion into Mexican sovereign territory that ended when the United States entered World War I. Among Pershing’s troops […]
Governor Markell recognizes the efforts of the men and women of the Delaware National Guard and statewide efforts to continue supporting them and our veterans, as the nation marks the 14th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001.
In his weekly message, filmed at the new Delaware National Guard headquarters in New Castle, Governor Markell reflects on the men and women of our armed forces who have sacrificed their lives while serving our country.
One of my greatest honors as Governor has been to serve as Commander-in-Chief of the Delaware National Guard. I don’t say that because of the official duties that entails, but because of the remarkable men and women I have the opportunity to meet – individuals of the highest integrity who epitomize the bravery, dignity, and selflessness that we recognize this Memorial Day weekend.