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AG joins celebration of Jamestown Day

Brig. Gen. Timothy P. Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia, serves as the guest commander of the artillery crew saluting the departure of Discovery, one of Jamestown Settlement’s replica ships, May 9, 2015. The artillery salute was part of the Jamestown Day event marking the 408th anniversary of the founding of America’s first permanent English settlement. The Virginia National Guard traces the heritage and traditions of selfless service to the founding of the Jamestown Settlement May 14, 1607, where Capt. John Smith organized a militia to defend the colony. There has not been a day since without a military presence in Virginia to defend freedom at home and overseas. After receiving an orientation from Jamestown staff members, Williams lit the fuse for the salute as Discovery departed the pier to demonstrate sailing maneuvers on the James River. (Photo by Cotton Puryear, Virginia National Guard Public Affairs)

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Taken on May 9, 2015