The Ohio National Guard will celebrate its birthday and honor the 100th anniversary of the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
The event will be held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Major General Robert S. Beightler Armory located at 2825 West Dublin Granville Road in Columbus.
The Ohio National Guard was organized on July 25, 1788 — nearly 15 years before Ohio gained statehood — in Marietta, Ohio, as the Northwest Territory Militia.
This year the Ohio National Guard turns 229 years old, celebrating more than two centuries of being a trusted team of Soldiers and Airmen serving their communities, state and nation.
Alumni and veterans of the 37th representing several eras including World War II will be in attendance.