Army Birthday Celebrates Congressional Partnership
Army and congressional leaders celebrated the Army's 233rd birthday and the Army's partnership with Congress yesterday at a cake-cutting ceremony on Capitol Hill. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren told the audience it was a great occasion to celebrate an institution, a partnership that is older than the nation: "It was really an adoption more than a birth because Soldiers were in the field laying siege to the British in Boston when the Continental Congress decided to create an Army on June 14, 1775 -- they said, 'those guys in the field; they are our Army.'" From left to right: Rep. Chet Edwards of Texas, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Secretary Geren, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma.<br> <br> <a href="http://www.army.mil/birthday/233" target="_blank">233rd U.S. Army Birthday</a>

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