Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army

Happy birthday to the U.S. Army!

Army traditions of “duty, honor, country” date back to the minutemen.  As the war between the colonies and Great Britain escalated, Congress formally established the Continental Army by nationalizing the colonial militias deployed around Boston and New York.

Founded on June 14, 1775, its first Commander-in-Chief was General George Washington.

MFRI joins a grateful nation as the U.S. Army celebrates its 242nd birthday today. We thank all – including those who have served, or serve currently – and their famiiles. Join the celebration by learning more about this institution – and take time to thank an Army veteran, service member or family member today.