The Legion de Lafayette of the National Guard Association of the United States honors DHS Systems

WASHINGTON, DC – DHS Systems, the makers of the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH), has been inducted into the U.S. National Guard Educational Foundation’s Legion de Lafayette for their support of the Guard and its heritage at a reception last evening at the National Guard Memorial.

 “It is a great honor for DHS Systems to be recognized by the National Guard Educational Foundation,” says, Ron Houle, Vice President for Government Relations. “We should never lose sight of opportunities where we can support our brave men and women in the armed services and help them tell their stories.”

The Educational Foundation’s work includes the National Guard Memorial Museum and the National Guard Memorial Library in Washington DC, as well as educational programs and a scholarship fund for the children of fallen Guardsmen in the Global War on Terror. The Foundation is also working on the museum’s 9/11 Era Gallery.

The Legion de Lafayette is comprised of individuals, corporations and National Guard organizations that care deeply about the Guard and preserving its heritage.  As a badge of membership in the Legion de Lafayette, inductees are presented with a medallion cast from the original Lafayette medal commissioned by the Seventh Regiment, American Minutemen of the Revolutionary War who provided an honor guard for the French soldier, Marquis de Lafayette. The medallion is suspended from a red, white, and blue ribbon. A lapel miniature of the Lafayette medal and a Certificate of Membership round out the presentation set. Introduction into the Legion occurs at the NGAUS Annual Conference.