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The U.S. Army Celebrates its 237th Birthday

06/14/2012

On Thursday, June 14, representatives from The United States Army celebrate their 237th birthday by ringing The Closing Bell at The New York Stock Exchange. This 237th birthday commemorates America's Army – Soldiers, families and civilians – who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong.

To celebrate this occasion, The Chief of Staff of the Army, General Raymond T. Odierno rings The Closing BellSM.

 Watch the video of the ringing.

About The U.S. Army’s 237th Birthday
Two hundred and thirty-seven years ago, our Nation's leaders established the Continental Army, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending this great country and her citizens. Today, we celebrate the continued honor, loyalty and bravery of our Soldiers in this noble calling. Our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. This 237th birthday commemorates America's Army – Soldiers, families and civilians – who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. We also celebrate our local communities for their steadfast support of our Soldiers and families. We are "America's Army: The Strength of the Nation." (Source: www.army.mil).