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Army Birthday

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What Day Of The Year Do We Celebrate Army Birthday?

The United States Army celebrates its birthday on June 14th. This date marks the anniversary of the creation of the Continental Army in 1775, established by a resolution of the Continental Congress led by future President John Adams.

The formation of this force was to coordinate the military efforts of the Thirteen Colonies in their struggle against British rule.

On that historic day, George Washington was appointed Commander-in-Chief and began organizing what would become an army for independence and liberty.

Since then, June 14th has been a time to honor America’s oldest military branch for its service and dedication to defending freedom throughout its history.

The celebration coincides with Flag Day, providing a dual cause for patriotic observance within U.S. borders.  It is a day of reflection on those who serve and national unity under one banner symbolizing collective values.

Such values were enshrined from foundational moments when armies assembled under impending challenges demanding organized defense towards sovereign futures.

Why Is The US Army Special?

The United States Army is a vital branch of the U.S. Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It’s the oldest and largest established branch, dating back to June 14, 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized the enlistment of riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year.

The Army’s primary mission is to fight and win our nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across all domains as part of joint forces. The Army does this by performing three strategic roles: preventing conflict through deterrence with its presence and posture, shaping outcomes in foreign affairs where interests are at stake using various non-combat measures, and winning conflicts outright when necessary via combat engagement.

Comprised of active duty soldiers and reservists in the Army Reserve and National Guard, it operates under principles that combine tradition with modernity—values like loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and courage form bedrock ethos guiding conduct both on and off the battlefield.