Army celebrates its 249th birthday

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Today marks the 249th birthday of the U.S. Army, the first military branch established by a nation already at war.

Across the force cake-cuttings, birthday balls and various celebrations marking the occasion have already begun.

“Our motto is ‘this we’ll defend.’ Those words make clear what we owe the American people we will continue to keep that commitment as our Army has done for the past 249 years,” said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George in a birthday video message.

The senior enlisted soldier shared his remarks in the same video.

“Since 1775 U.S. Army soldiers have answered the call to service standing alongside one another to support and defend our Constitution, country and the American people,” said Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Weimer. “This we’ll defend.”

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Bugs Marlowe

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