Our armed forces are the reason why we live in a free country -- the great United States of America! We are free, and as long as our armed forces are around, we will always be free. Today (June 14) we celebrate the birth of our beloved United States Army! They are the largest of our armed forces as they serve us on the ground. June 14, 1775, is when the United States Army was formed. The American Revolutionary War [1775-1783] is the reason why the Continental Army was formed.

The United States Army's mission is

"To fight and win our Nation's wars, by providing prompt, sustained, land dominance, across the full range of military operations and the spectrum of conflict, in support of combatant commanders."

Thank you for your service and keeping us free!

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