Mifflin Guard School of Soldier
at the Kingston Armory
March 5, 2005
The Mifflin Guard's School of the Soldier held at the Kingston Armory in Wilkes-Barre, PA conflicted with something more important: the return of the 109th Pennsylvania Field Artillery. That’s the National Guard Unit that calls the Kingston Armory its home. Their history dates back to the Revolution. Banners along the Armory walls recite the litany of battles fought, including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness. Today, they were arriving back from Iraq via Fort Dix. We held drill out in the parking lot in the morning and then served as an Honor Guard inside when they returned. In the afternoon, when the soldiers & their families left, we resumed drill inside.