LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer wishes Michigan’s active duty military members a Happy Thanksgiving.
We have been told that Governor Whitmer has communicated with members of the Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG) who are currently supporting US Central Command in Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Syria, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
“Michigandans who serve in uniform put their lives on the line to keep us safe,” says Governor Whitmer. “When we celebrate Thanksgiving, we must recognize the tremendous sacrifices they make so that we can live freely. Right now, many active duty members are away from their families and working hard across the ocean from Michigan. I hope we all take time to honor our military and their families this Thanksgiving and pray for their safe return home.”
The Michigan governor’s office says MIARNG soldiers from Howell, Montague and Saginaw are now deployed.
“Today, more than 1,000 MING members are serving away from their homes and families,” says U.S. Army Michigan Director Maj. Gen. Paul D. Rogers. “Whether supporting efforts on the southwest border or assisting humanitarian efforts for displaced persons in the Middle East, their dedication and commitment to their mission during these challenging times should be honored. We look forward to being able to safely welcome each unit and individual home into their families.”