Post honors the changing of the Guard
On Sept. 10, the National Guard Post in North Platte changed command. Capt. Kevin Janousek, who has commanded the post for the last two years, handed over command to First Lt. Clinton Brady.
Brady is a graduate of Perkins County High School and University of Nebraska-Kearney, and a resident of North Platte.
“To our family and friends, I can’t tell you how important your support is,” Brady said. “All I can say is, ‘thank you.’”
Brady also thanked the National Guard members who serve with him, and now under him.
“It’s an honor to put on this uniform and serve with you,” Brady told the company. “Capt. Janousek, thank you for your standards, hard training and your friendship.”
Lt. Colonel Randall Aims thanked Janousek for his service to the unit, and Janousek talked about his two years as squad commander.
“It has truly been an outstanding experience and one I won’t forget,” Janousek said.
A day before the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, Janousek asked everyone to take a moment to remember the victims of the attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, and to remember the troops who have fought in the War on Terror.
“Their sacrifice has helped us keep our freedoms,” Janousek said. “Please keep them in your hearts and in your minds.”
Janousek also thanked his family.
“You’re a reminder of why I serve my country, and do what I do,” he said.
First Lt. Brady is the son of Steve and Kris Jacques of Grant.
Reprinted with permission
A. Bottrell, North Platte Telegraph