June 14, 2009, - 7:26 pm

Happy 234th, U.S. Army

By Debbie Schlussel
No, I didn’t forget that not only is today Flag Day, but it’s also the 234th birthday of the United States Army. My own father proudly served several years as a Captain in the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard, and the Army Reserves. And many other members of my family were Army men.

Here’s what I wrote on a previous U.S. Army B-day:

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, was the Army’s chief medical officer for the South Pacific after Pearl Harbor, and became head of Veterans’ Services for the South Pacific under the Veterans 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.

Read reader and blogger, retired Army veteran Robert John Mallernee’s post on the U.S. Army Birthday. He also has a ton of video of different greetings by officials and others celebrating this birthday, elsewhere on his site.


2 Responses

Happy B-day and thanks

mindy1 on June 14, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Miss Schlussel:
Thank you.
John Robert Mallernee
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Washington, D.C. 20011-8400

writesong on June 14, 2009 at 9:38 pm

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