Team Redstone celebrates the Army's 239th birthday
June 10, 2014
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 10, 2014) -- Team Redstone celebrated the Army's 239th birthday with a ceremonial cake cutting at the Java café here, Tuesday.
Soldiers, civilians and community members came together to celebrate the Army's history since the nation's leaders established the Continental Army, which began a rich heritage of successfully defending this country.
"It's a great pleasure on behalf of the Redstone-Huntsville Association of the United States Army to help you celebrate the Army's birthday," said John Wright, executive vice president of Redstone-Huntsville AUSA.
Gen. Dennis L. Via Army Materiel Command's top leader echoed his remarks.
"In recognition of this great day, this great week, we celebrate our United States Army and its 239th birthday in defending freedom for our great nation," said Via. "I've worn this uniform for 34 years and it's an honor to be a part of this great institution."
Via did not leave out those who support the Army, adding "to the families, civilians and contractors thank you for the tremendous support you provide each and every day in support of our Army and the United States of America."
The event concluded with the ceremonial cake cutting.
**Note contributed by Skip Vaughn, Redstone Rocket Staff