June 14, 2012

To The U.S. Army: Happy 237th Birthday!

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U.S. Army Spc. Thomas Guerrero serves a slice of cake at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, June 14, 2012. Joint service members celebrated the Army's 237th birthday together at the Transit Center. Guerrero is a 368th Military Police Company customs security specialist deployed from Dydasco Reserve Center and is a native of Dededo, Guam.
Heroes celebrating U.S. Army's birthday:

New York firefighters host Soldiers for Army Birthday lunch

New York firefighters host Soldiers for Army Birthday lunch
New York firefighters host Soldiers for Army Birthday lunch

Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment join New York firefighters from Engine 326, Ladder 160, Battalion 53 "Road Warriors " out of Queens for lunch June 12 to show appreciation to one another for the sacrifices each other makes answering the call of duty.

Related:
"Twilight Tatoo" - A Colorful Military Pageant
Among the numerous caking cuttings, Army runs and birthday balls, there is a unique Army Birthday tradition that has its beginning over 300 years ago – the Twilight Tattoo.

Twilight Tattoo” is a time-honored tradition that blends the precision and discipline of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) with the orchestral sounds of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”[More...]

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