About the Old Guard Association
TOGA was formed as a result of a conversation between the Regimental Commander and a former Old Guardsman during the 1997 Veteran's Day observation at Arlington National Cemetery. A series of follow on meetings soon established clear-cut goals and a Mission Statement.
- To establish a permanent organization that will further develop the common bond existing between all who served with "The Old Guard"
- To maintain records and publish the history and achievements of the 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard."
- To be of assistance and service in matters pertaining to Veterans of "The Old Guard".
- To perpetuate the memory of our deceased Veterans of the 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard."
- To Maintain close liaison with the active duty members of the 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" currently serving in the National Capital Region.
- To recognize outstanding achievements with appropriate presentations.
- To carry out these aims and purposes, The Association shall publish a Newsletter, "PRIDE"
- Number of active members: 895
- Number of Old Guard Reunions: 2011 marked our 14th
- We have designed and dedicated The Old Guard Memorial Plaque in the Arlington National Cemetery.
- We have built an interactive web-site for our members and others to obtain information about us.
- We have initiated a Holiday Help program for our Regiment's younger soldiers.
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