Skip to comments.The 237th United States Army Birthday - June 14, 2012
Posted on 06/14/2012 8:49:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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."
When the American Revolution broke out, the rebellious colonies did not possess an army in the modern sense. Rather, the revolutionaries fielded an amateur force of colonial troops, cobbled together from various New England militia companies. They had no unified chain of command, and although Artemas Ward of Massachusetts exercised authority by informal agreement, officers from other colonies were not obligated to obey his orders. The American volunteers were led, equipped, armed, paid for, and supported by the colonies from which they were raised.
In the spring of 1775, this "army" was about to confront British troops near Boston, Massachusetts. The revolutionaries had to re-organize their forces quickly if they were to stand a chance against Britains seasoned professionals...
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Happy Birthday, Brother!
Same to you!
Noli Me Tangere
Happy Birthday to my Army brothers.
The United States Army, the ‘quiet’ service that just fights America’s wars and leaves the publicity and self promotion to others.
3/23 Inf,2d ID [1968-1969]
CPT ARMOR MACV 1971
[S-3, Tank Training Team, 20th ARVN Tank Sqdrn]