The United States Army Birthday is an annual event that is celebrated on June 14. This date commemorates the establishment of the Continental Army in 1775 by the Second Continental Congress, marking the creation of the United States Army. The US Army was founded on June 14, 1775, when the Continental Congress authorised the enlistment of riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year. The US Army's birthday is a time to honour the service and sacrifices of Army soldiers, both past and present. Since 1775, Congress has also prescribed the organisation and structure of the Army. This includes various branches into which soldiers can be assigned. As the US Army's birthday, 2024, is here, let's take a look at the day's history and significance of the annual US celebration. US Army Doctors 'Grow' Replacement Ear for an Accident Victim Inside Her Arm.

US Army Birthday 2024 Date

In 2024, Army Birthday in the US will be celebrated on Friday, June 14.

US Army Birthday History

The Continental Army was established on June 14, 1775, in response to the need for a unified colonial military force to fight in the American Revolutionary War. The June 14 date is when Congress adopted ‘the American continental army’ after reaching a consensus position in The Committee of the Whole. General George Washington was appointed as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army shortly after its formation. As per historical records, Congress undertook to raise ten companies of riflemen, approved an enlistment form for them, and appointed a committee to draft rules and regulations for the government of the army.

US Army Birthday Significance

The US Army birthday is an important celebration that is marked with great fanfare around the country. The celebrations often include ceremonies, parades, and events at military bases and communities around the country. Memorial Day 2024 in US: What Is the Origin of Memorial Day? Why Is Memorial Day Tied to Sales and Travel? Everything To Know.

Many places host an Army Ball, which includes formal ceremonies, speeches, and social gatherings. Also, parades, open houses at military bases, and educational programmes about the Army's history and contributions are organised on this day.

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