On Sunday (Jan. 17), Gov. Jared Polis joined several Colorado National Guard members at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora as they prepared to depart for Washington D.C to support the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

According to a press release from the Governor's office, Polis was at the departure event to thank guard members for helping to ensure our nation's capital's safety during Wednesday's inauguration. The event started at 9 a.m Sunday morning.

“Colorado will proudly do our part, joining 40 other states across our great nation in sending members of our National Guard to the nation’s capital for our country’s upcoming presidential inauguration on January 20th,” Polis said in a statement, 9News reports.

“The presence of the Colorado National Guard and others will help ensure our nation’s capital and all Americans in attendance, including those who call it home and members of our federal government, are safe and protected during this peaceful transition of power that has occurred in our country for hundreds of years.”

GOV. POLIS THANKS COLORADO NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS DURING DEPARTURE EVENT AT BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE

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