Rep. Wilhour Recognizes 300th Birthday of Illinois National Guard

Photo credit: Thomas J. Turney/State Journal-Register; Reenactors wearing outfits from the mid 18th century, fire their flintlocks during a demonstration at the Illinois State Military Museum Saturday, May 6, 2023, as part of the commemoration of the Illinois National Guard's 300th anniversary.

The official 300th birthday of the Guard will be commemorated May 9 in Kaskaskia, where the very first militia was set up under French auspices in 1723 under the direction of Diron d’Artaguiette, inspector of troops for the French Commandant. Learn more at the State Journal-Register story HERE.