ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Lt. Col. Will Flucker, commander of the Anniston Chemical Activity, and Anniston Army Depot Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Marcon use a saber to cut a cake commemorating the U.S. Army's 237th birthday.
The cake-cutting ceremony was held at the depot's Army Community Services building and included not only Flucker and Marcon, but several Gold Star Families from the surrounding communities. Gold Star Families consist of those who lost loved ones during military service.
"This is a proud day of commemoration for the Army and I am proud to be part of it," said Flucker in his comments to the crowd of approximately 50 attendees.
Flucker gave a brief synopsis of the Army's history, its beginnings during a time of revolution and the subsequent wars and times of peace, leading up to today's Army, which has a presence in over 160 countries on six continents.
In addition to the small ceremony at ACS, the depot celebrated this auspicious occasion with cake available for employees in each of the installation's restaurants.