Historical Society of Frankford Presents

Preserving and Presenting the History of Northeast Philadelphia since 1905

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FRANKFORD

“THE CENTER FOR NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA HISTORY”

www.frankfordhistoricalsociety.org

Northeast Philadelphia’s Own

VETERAN GUARD, 3rd REGIMENT INFANTRY

Established 1747

Tuesday, 09 November 2010 – 7:30pm

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FRANKFORD

1507 Orthodox Street 215-743-6030

(One block west of Frankford Avenue)

The Veteran Guard, Third Regiment Infantry, National Guard of PA, the Historical and Ceremonial Unit of the National Guard of PA, was established in 1747 by Benjamin Franklin, serving as the first organized military unit in PA and the beginning of both the State Militia and National Guard.  This historic unit maintains its headquarters in NE Phila at the PA National Guard Armory.   The members of its Color Guard, attired in authentic circa 1812 uniforms, will share its history and present its United States Flag-folding ceremony.  Veterans and non-veterans alike are invited, as are all area VFW & American Legion Post members.