It’s Flag Day…and the Army’s 235th Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Army!  Celebrations around the world are commemorating the 235th year of the US Army and we here at the USO are proud to be a part of that tradition.  The Army has set up a special website and they’ve created a place where you can submit a video with your birthday wishes!  And if you’re on Twitter, be sure to join in the celebration: @USArmy will be hosting an #ArmyBirthday Twitter Party on Mon, June 14 from 1-2:30 EST. Send your birthday wishes & Shout-outs to the Army via Twitter

Today is also Flag Day, the day when we commemorate the official adoption of the “Stars and Stripes” in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.  The National Flag Day Foundation has information on the history and observance of this holiday and the American Legion’s Flag Advocacy site has a wealth information on the Flag Code and more.  We hope you’ll join us in saluting the American Flag today – and every day – and remember all that it stands for!

Audience members proudly display the Stars and Striped during a Toby Keith USO Tour at Camp Victory in 2007. (USO Photo by Dave Gatley)

2 thoughts on “It’s Flag Day…and the Army’s 235th Birthday!

  1. Happy Flag Day to all!!!!! Our flag is one of our greatest symbols of freedom, pride, perseverence, respect, and love.
    Happy 235th Birthday to the United States Army. To all the brave men and women who have served so valiantly to protect our Civil Rights, Democracy, and to lend a helping hand to those that are greatest in need, whether it be an American Citizen, or a stranger in some far off distant corner of the world. You Men and Women represent all that is good in this country. Keep up your amazing work and we are all praying for your safe return. God Bless America & God Bless The United Staes.

  2. My sincere thanks to all of our men and women in uniform for putting yourselves on the line each and every day. You and your families are constantly in my prayers for a safe and joyous homecoming.

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