Happy Birthday, Army

This year, the U.S. Army celebrates 233 years of warrior's ethos: fearless determination and strength. Organized as the Continental Army June 14, 1775, the U.S. Army has been a formidable force in the defense of our nation and its interests worldwide. From the American Revolution to the war on terrorism, the men and women of the U.S. Army have always put duty above self, always ready for battle and always prepared to defend our nation's way of life.

From the 2.3 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries, we want to issue a worldwide 'thank you' to all of America's soldiers, past and present. We appreciate your courage and sacrifice and pray for your safety.

How fitting it is that it is on the day America honors her soldiers, we also honor the symbol of our freedom - the American Flag - on its special day.

George Lisicki, VFW National Commander