Remember My Service Military (RMS) Productions Inducted Into the National Guard's "Legion de Lafayette"

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RMS Military Productions donates all historical work produced for 24 State Commands to the National Guard Museum; gift consists of 130 unique interactive historical records on DVD-ROM and represents approximately 130,000 Guardmembers

In recognition of RMS Military Productions’ contribution of all National Guard histories they have produced to the preservation of National Guard history, the National Guard Association of the United States presented RMS with the Legion de Lafayette medal at a reception in Washington, D.C. on July 14, 2012. Since its inception in 1988, the Legion de Lafayette has been awarded annually to individuals, corporations, and National Guard organizations for either extraordinary service to the Historical Society or a minimum financial contribution of $10,000.

The Legion de Lafayette commemorates the long-standing historic relationship between the distinguished French soldier, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the American Minutemen with whom he was associated during the Revolutionary War. On one visit to New York City in 1824, members of the 27th New York Artillery, later known as the Seventh Regiment, served as an honor Guard for the Marquis. Lafayette compared these militiamen to his own corps, the "Garde Nationale de Paris." Honored by this courtesy, the regiment voted to change its name to "National Guards," a name which caught on and spread to militia units throughout the country. By the end of the 19th century, militia units in nearly all states were designated "National Guard" and the name was made official in the Dick Act of 1903.

Inductees to the Legion de Lafayette are presented with a medal similar to the special regimental presentation medal commissioned by the Seventh Regiment for presentation to the Marquis de Lafayette in 1832.

"Like the National Guard Educational Foundation, the mission of Remember My Service Military Productions is to ensure that the rich legacy of the National Guard is not just preserved, but broadly shared with Guardmembers, their families, their communities, and all Americans,” notes Sharlene Hawkes, President of RMS. “We are proud to support the National Guard Educational Foundation to help tell the great National Guard story both traditionally and digitally for the most complete coverage of what they did, who they served with, and what sacrifices they made in defending our liberties and way of life."

About RMS
Remember My Service (RMS) Productions ( ) is the only full-service multi-media production and traditional publication house to bring innovative, premium historical Commemoratives to the Military. RMS is a subsidiary of StoryRock (founded in 1998), the leading provider of digital content management technology for both interactive and print output. In the past year, RMS produced premium commemoratives (DVD-ROM and hardbound book) for over 150,000 Servicemembers in the National Guard, Navy, and Army.

Description of Historical Commemorative

  •     High-quality, full-color hardbound “coffee table” book with DVD-ROM, specific to the Command
  •     DVD-ROM with up to 10,000 digital pages including: photos, text, documents, PDFs, newsletters, news articles, news broadcasts; hours of video including interviews from Servicemembers, family members, and messages from leadership in the entire chain of command; weblinks to relevant websites; names of each Servicemember, with Bio pages (unclassified information such as awards, education, interests)
  •     The interactive record is divided into three sections, Legacy, Leadership and Life:

Legacy includes the history of the Unit and Division; “In the News” contains all newsletters, press releases, media articles and broadcasts, annual reports; Unit lineage includes “Awards and Honors” and “In Memoriam” sections;

Leadership includes a complete interactive Chain of Command for the entire Branch of Service through the Unit featured in the service record; all leaders have their photos, bios, and video messages

Life contains the most content with a detailed look at what the Unit does, including training, deployment, objectives, returning home, and video interviews with Servicemembers and families; typically this section is several hundred pages and includes photos, videos, documents, VIP briefings, etc.

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