Gov. Lee sends support to nearly 800 Tenn. National Guard members in Capitol ahead of Inauguration Day

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(WATE) — The entire country is preparing for Inauguration Day.

There are less than 24 hours left until President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office, becoming the 46th president of the United States.

Due to the violent Capitol riots two weeks ago, security has been heightened.

National Guard members across the country, including around 800 from Tennessee, were sent to Washington D.C. to help with security. Those soldiers and airmen were transported by Memphis’s 164th Airlift Wing and Knoxville’s 134th Air Refueling Wing.

Governor Bill Lee tweeted out his support Tuesday afternoon saying, “Tennessee supports you, and we wish you Godspeed on this mission.”

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