WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the Maine National Guard will remain in Washington, D.C. for the next several weeks.
The National Guard said approximately 75 guard members from Maine will continue to provide support to the District of Columbia National Guard and federal agencies.
A National Guard news release said the majority of the soldiers are not part of the original 200 who supported the inauguration.
These 75 additional troops will travel to Washington this week as the original group returns to Maine.
According to the release, approximately a dozen soldiers from the original group volunteered to remain on duty in the nation’s capitol.