Document about Company D (renamed Company B in 1963). This typed letter from the Holland Tulip Time Festival thanking the Company for providing an escort during the Parade of Bands. This is dated May 20, 1960.
Colonel Henry Geerds was the driving force behind bringing a National Guard unit to Holland, MI. After his experience in WWI he was determined to have someplace where he could properly train young men to become soldiers. Geerds' Company D, a machine gun battery, began enlisting young men in 1921.
Geerds then began making plans to have an Armory built in Holland. The Holland Armory was dedicated in 1925.