D.C. Guard's Awards & Decorations Ceremony will be at the DCNG Armory Sunday at 9 a.m.

Events include a concert by the Band of the Nation's Capital

WASHINGTON, DC (12/03/2015)(readMedia)-- The District of Columbia National Guard will honor the accomplishments and achievements of their Army and Air Guardsmen during an annual Awards & Decorations Ceremony at the D.C. National Guard Armory Sunday, Dec. 6, at 9 a.m.

The free event, open to the public and media, will feature D.C. National Guard men and women standing in ranks and columns, in full formation, on the armory's drill floor for a "pass and review" by Commanding General Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz. "Pass and review," a military tradition, was performed last year by the D.C. National Guard for the first time in nearly a quarter century.

The D.C. National Guard, made up of about 2,500 members, serves their local community and America at home and abroad. They are a ready, trained and equipped military organization with Soldiers and Airmen currently deployed on active duty around the globe. The D.C. National Guard is the first military responder in the nation's capital to support and defend the District of Columbia, its citizens and the nation.

WHO: D.C. National Guard

WHAT: Awards and Decorations Ceremony

WHEN: 9 a.m., Sunday, December 6

WHERE: D.C. National Guard Armory, 2001 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

NOTES: The 257th Army Band, also known as The Band of the Nation's Capital, will perform a concert prior to the start of the official ceremony.