June 14, 2007, - 1:10 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Today is the U.S. Army’s 232nd birthday. Happy Birthday!
That’s right, the Army is older than our country, founded on June 14, 1775, when soldiers banded together in the Continential Army, an all-volunteer force to fight for America’s independence in the Revolutionary War.
I am especially a fan of the Army because my Dad served in the Army during Vietnam and my Great Uncle Maurice was a career Army man who served during World War II and became head of Veteran’s Services for the South Pacific under the Veteran’s Administration.
I salute all of the U.S. Armed Forces. But, today–on the Army’s birthday–I salute all of our brave Army members, especially those serving in war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. Read about U.S. Army military history. Also, read more about the U.S. Army’s Birthday.
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