BEARDSTOWN – It was a historic day for the city of Beardstown on Tuesday with the Illinois National Guard, the Illinois Department of Military Affairs and the Beardstown Park District holding the final leg of the Guard’s move – the transfer of the key to the armory at the park district.
“The Armory you see here represents more than bricks and mortar. From the start, it represented a community partnership that has worked well for 35 years and will continue to thrive as the Beardstown Park District takes ownership of the building. “said the brigadier. said General Mark Alessia. “While transferring ownership of this armory to the community of Beardstown represents another step in this partnership, it should not be interpreted as the Illinois National Guard ‘leaving’ Beardstown or that Beardstown is less important to our Guard. national.”