To my beloved US Army — Happy 234th Birthday. And happy birthday to all of my friends and family who are either Veterans of the greatest fighting force the world has ever known, or are still active duty today.
From the US Army web site:
Two hundred and thirty-four years ago, the United States Army was established to defend our Nation. From the Revolutionary War to the Global War on Terror, our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. This 234th birthday commemorates America’s Army – Soldiers, Families and Civilians – who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong both here and abroad. Their willingness to sacrifice to build a better future for others and to preserve our way of life is without a doubt, the Strength of our Nation.
The birthday message from Chief of Staff Army, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr.: