The Missouri National Guard posted this message to Facebook today:
We are hearing numerous rumors that the Missouri National Guard and the National Guard as a whole are supporting a nationwide quarantine. Let us be clear there has been no such discussion!
We are not pre-staging at Arrowhead, we are not sending tanks to downtown St. Louis. What we are doing is supporting the governor of Missouri and the community that each one of our Soldiers and Airmen lives and works in.
These are challenging times we are living through today. But remember this, the Missouri National Guard works for the people of Missouri. Our main goal right now is to protect, serve and care for the members of our community while maintaining our readiness.
We are your sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers and your grandchildren. We are you and you are us. We will always be here for you.
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