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National Guard celebrates 376th birthday

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The National Guard celebrated its 376th birthday on Thursday.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia's Adjutant General Jim Butterworth and others attended a special ceremony at the Clay National Guard Center.

Two of the country's oldest Guard members – 86-year-old twins -- even got to cut the cake.  

The Georgia National Guard pre-dates all active service branches with units dating back to the early 18th century.

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