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Unity Day is today, Aug. 10!

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Former 512th Airlift Wing Vice Commander Col. David Wuest presents Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Groth with his retirement certificate during a ceremony Feb. 7 at the Air Mobility Command Museum here. The Air Force Reserve chaplain held a farewell dinner at the AMC Museum Feb.6. During both events, colleagues of the Air Force Reserve chaplain shared memories and stories about his ministry and time spent in the Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Steve Lewis)

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Former 512th Airlift Wing Vice Commander Col. David Wuest presents Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Groth with his retirement certificate during a ceremony Feb. 7, 2009 at the Air Mobility Command Museum here. Chaplain Groth is the keynote speaker at the Delaware National Guard's second annual Unity Day on Aug. 10, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Steve Lewis)

NEW CASTLE, Delaware -- UNITY DAY for the Delaware National Guard is today, Aug. 10!  Come out for music, culture, dance, abundant (and free!) food, plus informative events highlighting and celebrating the diversity of the 1,500 member Delaware National Guard.

Location: old main hangar at the Delaware Air National Guard, 2600 Spruance Drive, New Castle, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Delaware National Guard Human Resources Information Letter allows administrative leave for DNG members).

According to event supervisor Master Sgt. Bonnie Webb, Unity Day is a time for the Delaware National Guard and the community to come together to celebrate and educate each other regarding the culture and the uniqueness in all of us. This encompasses mainly the areas of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Alaska/ Native American Indian cultures, Caribbean, European, Women, Disability and Religion.

The keynote speaker is Chaplain (retired) Lt. Col. John W. Groth, U. S. Air Force Reserves, a former Wing Chaplain of the 512th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, Del. He speaks from 11:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Highlights include a Native American presentation at 11:45 a.m., an Indian (Asia) Dance troupe at 1:10 p.m., and presentations by our members on their group.

This is the Delaware National Guard's second annual Unity Day.