Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Happy Birthday US Army!

In the spring of 1775, the revolutionaries created an amateur force of colonial troops, gathered together from various New England militia companies to fight in the American Revolution. The army was initially led by men who had served in the British Army or colonial militias and they brought much of their British military heritage with them. As the Revolutionary War progressed, French aid, resources, and military thinking influenced the new army. However, the revolutionaries had to re-organize their forces, quickly, if they were to stand a chance against Britain’s hardened professionals. It was understood that there was a dire need to enlist the support of all the American seaboard colonies. On June 14th, 1775, the Continental Congress deemed them as a unified army and for the colonies to fight Great Britain, with George Washington appointed as its commander. It was first called The Continental Army, and over these many years, has been shaped into the US Army we know today.

On this day, we celebrate the men and women who have since served in the Army and the many years of service to this country. Happy 242nd Birthday to the United States Army!

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