Not sure what this is about. I'm a little uncomfortable about having our military providing security for a city. I understand the need for help during natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes. I'm guessing that these guys are Guard and not active military, but just seems strange to have MP's checking ID in a US city. Did the govenor call in the National Guard for routine security prior to the start of the marathon? I know we had NG forces at airports after 9-11 and helping out with search and rescue after Katrina. Maybe it's noting out of the ordinary, just seems strange to me.