The President signed a bill Thursday designating the city of Salem as the Birthplace of the US National Guard.
President Barack Obama signed a bill into law Thursday officially naming the city of Salem as "The Birthplace of the U.S. National Guard." According to this statement from the White House's Office of the Press Secretary, Obama signed HR1339 Thursday, which "which designates the City of Salem, Mass., as the birthplace of the U.S. National Guard." In August of 2010, Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation naming the city as the National Guard's birthplace at an event attended by Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll.