The Army’s Birthday: 14 June 1775

US ARMY emblem

 “I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight”.

—General George S. Patton Jr.


Soldiers marching dress blues


Official Army message:

Two hundred forty years ago, our nation’s leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries.

This year, we celebrate 240 years of selfless service to the nation. Selfless service is at the core of what it means to be a Soldier – putting the welfare of others ahead of oneself. The willingness of our Soldiers – to place themselves in harm’s way and to protect our nation’s freedoms – is what makes us the premier all-volunteer force. The Army has served proudly, faithfully, and selflessly for 240 years, and we remain steadfast in our commitment.

More at: http://www.military.com/army-birthday

The Soldier’s Creed
I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior an a member of a team.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.

For those of you who are able, hoist a few in memory of our fallen comrades and those yet to return from Afghanistan or wherever they are deployed.

Two hundred and forty years ago, the United States Army was established to fight and win our nation’s wars.
Since 1775, Still the best!



4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by sfcmac on 15/06/2015 at 07:54

    Thanks, ya salty swabbie!



  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY…to all my dogbreathdoughboys …an’ olivedrab peek toe combat boot wearin’ sweetys…don’t ax don’t tell…
    SARG…thank you for your service an’ continuing a long line service and dedication…
    an’ ya don’t has baaad dogbref…
    luv from yer flavorite sailorman…


  3. Reblogged this on Brittius.


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