Nov. 25, 2020
Michigan Guard, Latvia reaffirm relationship during pandemic
LANSING, Mich. —
The Latvian National Armed Forces and the Michigan National Guard have developed a relationship stretching back nearly three decades through the National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program. One of the great traditions of this cooperation is the celebration of Latvia's national Independence Day, observed each year on Nov. 18. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the partners were unable to celebrate the 102nd anniversary of Latvia's independence together in person. This did not deter them from reaffirming their commitment to meaningful cooperation with a video teleconference event on Nov. 24.