Join Us in Thanking US Soldiers as the Army Celebrates its 236th Year

June 14, 2011, marks the 236th year of service from the United States Army

June 14, 2011 marks the 236th year of service from The United States Army.  Since it was originally organized as the Continental Army in 1775 it has come a long way; battlefields have transformed, weaponry has evolved, faces have come and gone, uniform styles has varied, but there is one thing that remains the same: the bravery and the heart of the individuals who wear the uniform…their mission remains constant.   

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 to ensure we remain the “land of the free” and the “home of the brave.”   

From the VFW and its Auxiliaries we wish to issue a worldwide “thank you” to all American soldiers –past and present- and to their family members for their courageous sacrifices for all American people.  On this great day we not only celebrate the U.S. Army for its service, but also the flag which it protects.  

We are proud to be an Americans, but even more proud of those who fight for our freedoms...they are true heroes and deserve to be honored, thanked and welcomed home.