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June 14, 2008

U.S. Army Established ~ Thank You from a Grateful Nation

Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, the United States Army was established to defend our Nation. From the Revolutionary War to the Global War on Terror, our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. This 233rd birthday commemorates America’s Army – Soldiers, Families and Civilians – who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong both here and abroad. Their willingness to sacrifice to build a better future for others and to preserve our way of life is without a doubt, the Strength of our Nation.

"Call to Duty -- Boots on the Ground -- Army Strong"

Since its birth on 14 June 1775—over a year before the Declaration of Independence—the United States Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of our Nation. Soldiers have fought more than 10 wars, from the American Revolution through the Cold War, the Gulf War, to the current War on Terrorism. This 233rd Birthday is a recognition of The Army's history, traditions, and service to the Nation, a Call To Duty, 233 Years of Service to Our Nation.


Do I Make You Proud by Taylor Hicks


U.S. Army Soldier and his military dog, Lucky, take a break during a cordon and search in Mosul, Iraq, June 8, 2008. The Military Working Dog team assisted with the cordon and search to find weapons and bomb paraphernalia

U.S. Army Soldier gets a lift from an Iraqi boy and his mule on Route Douglas in the Jamilla Market in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, June 9

U.S. Army Soldier from 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, patrols the streets of a village, southeast of Salman Pak, Iraq, which is known to have recently been occupied by al-Qaida members, Feb. 15, 2008. Soldiers from Baker Company are working with local sheiks to improve security in the area.

A new book by Army Youth Services was published to help children better understand Army history and their role in the greater Army Family.

As part of a Secretary of the Army-directed initiative to include Army children in the service's 233rd birthday celebration, Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's Child Youth Services developed a new book titled "Happy Birthday U.S. Army!"

"We wanted to highlight for young children the importance of what their parents are doing in the Army, the richness of Army history, and their part in this huge wonderful organization," she said. "And who else loves a birthday and birthday cake as much as children? So why not have a celebration of the Army's birthday that includes the total Army family? That's what this is all about."

Youth at Fort Myer, Va., near the Pentagon, will be among the first to receive copies of the free book, June 9. It is then that Secretary of the Army, Pete Geren, is scheduled to read the book to children gathered at the installation's Child Development Center. Following the reading, children will be given a copy of the book to take home.

This is so cool. CLICK this LINK and then click on corner of page of book. It is so well done. It is a Happy Birthday US Army book.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 14, 2008 03:50 AM


From the Continental Army to Army Strong... From Beetle Baily to Gods and the 7th Cavalry... dearest Soldiers, Rangers and Green Berets, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thank-You for our freedom!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at June 14, 2008 06:07 AM

I Love My Army! I am happy for every day I served in the US Army. Several of my best friends are from those days long ago.

Army Strong!


Posted by: TomR at June 14, 2008 01:22 PM

Darth, that was GREAT, thank you so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 14, 2008 07:47 PM

Tom, I am very happy you were too!! Huge thank you and Happy Birthday Soldier! Welcome home and I wish I could send you a big piece of cake from Nick and I.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 14, 2008 07:49 PM

Happy Birthday, Army

Semper Fi

Posted by: Mark at June 14, 2008 10:35 PM

Nick, with WT in your fox hole, recruiting would increase over 50%... MONTHLY! What a wonderful recruiting POSTER this is, and it has brought back the old cheesecake vintage WW II nose art days!!

Posted by: drstrangeloveb52isok at June 15, 2008 12:15 AM

Mark, thank you.

I am so proud of all our branches, every one of them is so important.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 15, 2008 04:08 AM

Darth, thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I wanted to make it as special as I could for this special day.

Thank you again!!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 15, 2008 04:10 AM