On June 14, 2020, we celebrate 245 years of defending and protecting America, and salute the generations of Soldiers who have answered the call to serve. No matter the challenges we face as a nation, America’s Army will always be there when needed.Below is a list of this year's Army Birthday events. Note that many of these events are available to you virtually. The links to each virtual event can be found in the event descriptions. Check back as we get closer for updates and additional links.~~~~~~~~~SATURDAY, 23 MAYAnnual NASCAR Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This year, pre-race virtual ceremonies will offer salutes to the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and connect with regional military bases online.MONDAY, 25 MAYMemorial Day Wreath-laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Wreath-laying is a tradition that honors the service and sacrifice of our fallen service members and the legacy they left behind. SATURDAY, 6 JUNE76th Anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, in perhaps the most seminal battle of World War II, U.S troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, in the largest land, sea and air invasion in history. MONDAY, 8 JUNESMA 2.45-mile Run Challenge begins. Celebrate the 245th anniversary of America's First National Institution with a virtual 2.45-mile run challenge from the SMA.WEDNESDAY, 10 JUNE1900-2000 - *Virtual Event* - Twilight Tattoo. This event is a live-action military pageant featuring Soldiers from The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." This event will use elements from the 2019 Army Birthday Tattoo, and will include an introduction from an Army Senior Leader. You may watch on Facebook and YouTubeFRIDAY, 12 JUNE0630 - *Virtual Event* - Army Birthday Run. Celebrate the 245th anniversary of America's First National Institution with a virtual 2.45-mile run. This run will be conducted and prerecorded by the Military District of Washington, in coordination with The Old Guard.1000 - Cadet Command National Commissioning. This event will be livestreamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.1300 - *Virtual Event* - Army Cake-cutting and Reenlistment Ceremony. A traditional birthday cake-cutting and reenlistment ceremony will be held at the Pentagon. This event will be livestreamed on Facebook.SATURDAY, 13 JUNE0930 - USMA Graduation at West Point. This event commemorates the many accomplishments of our graduating class and celebrates our nation’s future military leaders. This event will be livestreamed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.SUNDAY, 14 JUNEArmy National Hiring Days begins.1130 - *Virtual Event* - Army Birthday Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery. Wreath-laying is a tradition that honors the service and sacrifice of our fallen service members and the legacy they left behind. This annual event will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and will be livestreamed on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.1900 - *Virtual Event* - FLAGSHIP Event: "The Army at 245: An American Celebration" - Video on Facebook, Twitter, YouTubeTHURSDAY, 25 JUNE70th Anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Often referred to as "The Forgotten War," the Korean War was fought from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. This day is dedicated to honoring all veterans of the Korean War, their Families, and especially those who lost loved ones in that war.THURSDAY, 02 JULYArmy National Hiring Day