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.