Army celebrates its 242nd birthday

For 242 years, soldiers have been defending freedom and protecting America’s way of life

By Military1 Staff

The United States Army is celebrating their 242nd birthday this week, an incredible milestone in the history of our country. For almost two and a half centuries, U.S. soldiers have been putting their lives on the line, charging without fear onto the battlefield and upholding the integrity of our nation’s values.

At Army bases around the world, soldiers will be celebrating and honoring the history of their branch, and the soldiers who helped make it the pillar of strength it has been for the last 242 years.