Governor Engler: Michigan National Guard Stepping Up to Help in Crisis; Soldiers Detailed to Border Crossings in Detroit and Port Huron

Contact: Susan Shafer (517) 335-6397

September 13, 2001


Governor Engler announced today that Michigan National Guard soldiers are being detailed to international border crossings in Detroit and Port Huron, starting Friday morning. This action is in response to a request for assistance from U.S. Customs to cope with the backup of truck and passenger traffic.


"Michigan’s National Guard is proud to step up and get the job done," said Governor Engler. "Everyone must do their part to help respond, and we are ready to do what it takes to keep traffic moving and keep our borders safe and secure."


There will be a number of soldiers in each location who have been trained to serve in a military police battalion.