Bill proclaiming Alaska National Guard Day passes House

Associated PressJanuary 31, 2012 

July 30 would be designated at Alaska National Guard Day under a measure that passed the House Monday.

House Bill 247, which passed unanimously, now goes to the Senate for consideration.

The date marks the anniversary of when the Alaska Guard was authorized in 1948. Rep. Bob Lynn, the bill's lead sponsor, says the National Guard honors Alaska, and Alaska should honor the Guard with a special day of recognition.

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