Happy Birthday Army! We owe you everything, every day!
Two hundred and thirty-seven years ago, our Nation’s leaders established the Continental Army, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending this great country and her citizens.
Today, we celebrate the continued honor, loyalty and bravery of our Soldiers in this noble calling.
Our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. This 237th birthday commemorates America’s Army — Soldiers, families and civilians — who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong.
We also celebrate our local communities for their steadfast support of our Soldiers and families.
We are “America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation.”
It’s also Flag Day! Fly yours every day, but especially today
Flag Day in the United States, is the celebration of the birthday of the Stars and Stripes. Sadly, for most Americans, Flag Day is not on their radar like the celebration of Memorial Day or Independence Day. Most Americans may not even realize Flag Day even exists. It is not an official federal holiday as far as federal or other assorted government employees are concerned – no official day off and no overtime pay on this holiday. Thus, Americans may wonder what meaning does the day truly have?
The day of June 14th is historic because the Continental Congress passed an official resolution on June 14, 1777, “that the flag of the United States be 13 stripes alternate red and white; that the Union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” With this decree came no specific direction of how the stars were to be arranged. Indeed, such lack of direction led to several different designs of stars – some arranged in a circle, and some arranged in horizontal lines. Practically, it was up to the flag maker’s discretion as to how the stars were to be arranged on the field of blue…