65 National Guard Quotes On Success In Life

These national guard quotes will inspire you. The national guard, (in the US) the primary reserve military force partly maintained by the states but also available for federal use.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging national guard quotes, national guard sayings, and national guard proverbs.

Best National Guard Quotes

  1. “Even though the National Guard and Army Reserve see combat today, it rankles me that people assume it was some kind of waltz in the park back then.” ~ Larry David
  2. “I couldn’t be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War.” ~ Larry David
  3. “The attorney general would call at 5 o’clock in the evening and say: ‘Tomorrow morning we are going to try to integrate the University of Mississippi. Get us a memo on what we’re likely to do, and what we can do if the governor sends the National Guard there.'” ~ Harold H. Greene
  4. “During the aftermath of Katrina, National Guard troops were positioned on every block to establish a sense of safety and source of help for the people in need. They did not leave communities until people were safe and sound.” ~ Russel Honore

  5. “I talked to General Downer about some of the funding about the National Guard and some of the civil defense workers, the firefighters, the police officers, and the way that FEMA is making them spend that money. We have got a problem there.” ~ Lynn Westmoreland
  6. “Since There are so many questions about what the president was doing over 30 years ago, what is it that he did after his honorable discharge from the National Guard? Did he make speeches alongside Jane Fonda denouncing America’s racist war in Vietnam?” ~ Jeff Gannon
  7. “Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment.” ~ Christopher Bond
  8. “American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves.” ~ Rosa DeLauro

  9. “As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note, I did have the experience of being commander in chief of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years.” ~ Christopher Bond
  10. “National Guard soldiers, as you know, give up their jobs, their time with their family, make sacrifices to make sure this country is safe.” ~ Todd Tiahrt
  11. “This isn’t the Democratic party of our fathers and grandfathers. This is the party of Woodstock hippies. I was at Woodstock–I built the stage. And when everything fell apart, and people were fighting for peanut butter sandwiches, it was the National Guard who came in and saved the same people who were protesting them. So when Hillary Clinton a few years ago wanted to build a Woodstock memorial, I said it should be a statue of a National Guardsman feeding a crying hippie.” ~ John Ratzenberger
  12. “The National Guard has served America as both a wartime force and the first military responders in times of domestic crisis. Hundreds of times each year, the nation’s governors call upon their Guard troops to respond to fires, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters.” ~ Russel Honore
  13. “For weeks after 9/11 you could smell the dust and pulverised concrete in New York, and the National Guard came in, so there was a military presence on the streets. It was intense. Overwhelming. Heartbreaking.” ~ Mark Boal

  14. “In Louisiana, President Bush met with over 15,000 National Guard troops. Here’s the weird part, nobody remembers seeing him there.” ~ Craig Kilborn
  15. “John Kerry said today he wants to debate President Bush once a month. Hey good luck, if Bush couldn’t make it to the National Guard once a month, he’s not going to show up for this.” ~ Jay Leno
  16. “[James vowed again to] use the National Guard and state troopers to prevent the removal [of Judge Roy Moore’s Commandments display].” ~ Fob James
  17. “The Bush campaign for re-election has officially begun. They’re actually running television commercials. Have you seen any of the television commercials? In one of the commercials, you see George Bush for thirty seconds. In another commercial, you get to see George Bush for sixty seconds – kind of like his stint in the National Guard.” ~ David Letterman
  18. “Nobody cared about the riot until they thought it might spill into their nice neighborhoods. Then they got scared and called the National Guard.” ~ Snoop Dogg

  19. “Truly 1 percent of this country serves and protects the freedoms of the other 99 percent of us, so many of us don’t have that connection. Fortunately, Jill Biden does. She’s a blue-star mom. Their son was in the National Guard – or is in the – in – is a Reservist.” ~ Michelle Obama
  20. “The White House has finally found one guy that kinda remembers serving with President Bush in the National Guard. Now they just need to find someone who remembers Bush working on an economic plan. … I think the White House spent more money looking for this guy than finding weapons of mass destruction.” ~ Jay Leno
  21. “After 9/11, I went to work with Republican mayor, governor and president to rebuild New York and to get health care for our first responders who were suffering because they had run toward danger and gotten sickened by it. Hundreds of thousands of National Guard and Reserve members have health care because of work that I did, and children have safer medicines because I was able to pass a law that required the dosing to be more carefully done.” ~ Hillary Clinton
  22. “I realize that was becoming a contradiction in terms, especially after my friend Alison Krauss was shot and killed in Kent State in 1970 on campus by the National Guard.” ~ Surya Das

  23. “The Regulars are coming out!” ~ Paul Revere
  24. “The argument that today’s National Guardsmen, members of a select militia, would constitute the only persons entitled to keep and bear arms has no historical foundation.” ~ Joyce Lee Malcolm
  25. “I’d like to get into the National Guard.” ~ Dan Quayle
  26. “I give extraordinary attention to military active duty, reserve and National Guard, and their families.” ~ Sanford Bishop

  27. “You saw on your TV what happened in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The Reserves or National Guard are usually the people we use for those national emergencies. They weren’t here, they were over in Iraq, and so we were less protected.” ~ Joseph Stiglitz
  28. “When it comes to immigration, I have actually put more money, under my administration, into border security than any other administration previously. We’ve got more security resources at the border – more National Guard, more border guards, you name it – than the previous administration. So we’ve ramped up significantly the issue of border security.” ~ Barack Obama
  29. “The White House has now released military documents that they say prove George Bush met his requirements for the National Guard. Big deal, we’ve got documents that prove Al Gore won the election.” ~ Jay Leno

  30. “Boeing is working on an invisible fighter jet so nobody can see who’s flying it. Didn’t George Bush fly this in the National Guard, I believe?” ~ Craig Kilborn
  31. “One day, about the middle of July 1838, one of the carriages, lately introduced to Paris cabstands, and known as Milords, was driving down the Rue de l’Universite, conveying a stout man of middle height in the uniform of a captain of the National Guard.” ~ Honore de Balzac
  32. “It will be just as easy for nations to get along in a republic of the world as it is for you to get along in the republic of the United States. Now, if Kansas and Colorado have a quarrel over a watershed they don’t call out the national guard in each state and go to war over it. They bring suit in the Supreme Court and abide by its decision. There isn’t a reason in the world why we can’t do that internationally.” ~ Harry S. Truman
  33. “The National Guard fulfills the militia mentioned in the Second amendment. Citizens no longer need to protect the states or themselves.” ~ Dianne Feinstein

  34. “Have you ever had any anger about President Bush – who spent his time during the Vietnam War in the National Guard – running, in effect, a campaign that does its best to diminish your service in Vietnam? You have to be at least irritated by that, or have you been?” ~ Dan Rather
  35. “The British are coming, the British are coming! Mr. President! We need the National Guard! We need as many men as you can spare because we are killing the Patriots! So call the dogs off! Send the National Guard, please! They need emergency help! Please! Help!” ~ Shannon Sharpe
  36. “Oregonians aren’t the only ones who recognize the extraordinary service and sacrifice of their state’s National Guard.” ~ Ron Wyden

  37. “[about sex and being married] It’s like being the National Guard, we may not be seeing as much action as the front line, but we are living to fight another day.” ~ Jeff Foxworthy
  38. “Centralized sounds good … but the reality is that the National Guard and Army don’t have the kind of ties with local organizations that ultimately deliver lots of service, your nonprofits, churches, humanitarian organizations. Those types of linkages get built up over time, in local communities.” ~ Peter May
  39. “Because of my own family’s service (in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Massachusetts and New York National Guard), I am a strong supporter of the military and do believe that there are just wars.” ~ Camille Paglia

  40. “Bring on your tear gas, bring on your grenades, your new supplies of Mace, your state troopers, and even your national guards. But let the record show we ain’t going to be turned around.” ~ Ralph Abernathy
  41. “In its proper constitutional sense, the term [militia] means all the able-bodied people who can be trained and disciplined to act in the community’s defense when it’s attacked. Since it encompasses every able-bodied person, it does not refer to those—such as the police, the military, or even the National Guard—who formally compose the official defense forces of the nation. Every citizen able and willing to act in an emergency becomes a potential defender against attacks aimed at the general population.” ~ Alan Keyes
  42. “They are having a panel look into the intelligence failures in Iraq. It is a seven-person panel and it will include Senator John McCain, but the findings from this panel will not be issued until after the election. President Bush says the commission can go off and report back in a year, you know, the same way it works in the Texas National Guard.” ~ Bill Maher
  43. “Kerry is saying that Bush never showed up for his national guard duty … and now Bush is on the attack. He’s accusing John Kerry of ducking time in the national guard by hiding out in the jungles of Vietnam.” ~ Jay Leno

  44. “U.S. has been trying to encourage Iraq to pass a law that would provide money and training and weapons for a Sunni national guard that could be effective in places like Ramadi, like Mosul” ~ David Ignatius
  45. “The media will spend weeks going through pay stubs for Bush’s National Guard service in Alabama in the waning days of war, but if Kerry tells them exotic tales of covert missions into Cambodia directed by Richard Nixon, they don’t even bother to fact-check who was president in December 1968.” ~ Ann Coulter
  46. “But I have to say I’m incredibly proud of the Panther Racing National Guard Team, and in my IndyCar career there’s not many races where I’ve honestly left the track feeling that we’ve executed everything perfectly. And I have to say, I thought they did an absolute phenomenal job. The pit stops were just first class.” ~ Dan Wheldon
  47. “The White House released documents it claims validates the president’s (National Guard) service … When deciphered the documents showed that in a one-year period, 1972 and 1973, Bush received credit for nine days of active National Guard service. The traditional term of service then and now for the National Guard is one weekend a month and two full weeks a year, meaning that Bush’s nine-day stint qualifies him only for the National Guard’s National Guard. That’s the National Guard’s National Guard, an Army of None.” ~ Jon Stewart
  48. “I don’t know how many people have ever seen the National Guard break in somewhere, but they mean business.” ~ Ozzie Smith

  49. “The big story now is that President Bush is coming under attack for his service in the National Guard. The White House said, ‘no no,’ that they have payroll records to show that he served in the National Guard. But today, the commanding officers can’t remember seeing Bush between May and October of ’72. President Bush said, ‘Remember me? I’m the drunk guy. Remember me?'” ~ Jay Leno
  50. “I mean, it [Southern Comfort] is basically a story about the folly of our misadventure into that war, done in the context of these National Guard weekend warriors who wander into a world about which they know nothing and then wind up wreaking havoc on themselves.” ~ Keith Carradine
  51. “The most effective means of upholding the law is not the State policeman or the marshals or the National Guard. It is you. It lies in your courage to accept those laws with which you disagree as well as those with which you agree.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  52. “Imagine the National Guard being called against a group of peaceful people. How far can we get; how disgraceful can it become? It’s the most disgraceful, the most wicked thing I’ve seen in all my years of organizing farm labor.” ~ Cesar Chavez

  53. “As John Kerry sails toward the Democratic nomination, new questions are emerging about President Bush’s service in the National Guard, like where he was for six months in 1972 and why he refused to take a routine physical. President Bush has vowed to get to the bottom of this right after Election Day.” ~ Craig Kilborn
  54. “There’s this huge controversy over the fact that President Bush apparently received credit for National Guard service in Alabama in ’72 and ’73 even though his commanding officers are saying he never reported. I think what’s even more disturbing is that he received enough credits to graduate from Yale.” ~ Jay Leno
  55. “President Bush stopped off at a bass pro fishing store to pick up a fishing reel, some line and some rubber worms. He’s going to disappear and go fishing. So he must think he’s back in the National Guard.” ~ Jay Leno

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