West Point celebrates Army Birthday June 14

By Tommy Gilligan, West Point Pointer ViewJune 14, 2010

(From left) Second Lt. Amanda Bent (the youngest officer), Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck (the senior officer), Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney (the senior non-commissioned officer) and Spc. Michael Jones (youngest Soldier present) cut the Army birthday cake commemorating the 235th Army Birthday during the celebration at the West Point Club Ballroom June 14. In Army tradition, the youngest officer and enlisted Soldier take part in the cake cutting ceremony with the most senior officer and enlisted assigned to the command.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (From left) Second Lt. Amanda Bent (the youngest officer), Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck (the senior officer), Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney (the senior non-commissioned officer) and Spc. Michael Jones (youngest Soldier present) cut the Army birthday cake commemorating the 235th Army Birthday during the celebration at the West Point Club Ballroom June 14. In Army tradition, the youngest officer and enlisted Soldier take part in the cake cutting ceremony with the most senior officer and enlisted assigned to the command. (Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan, West Point Pointer View) VIEW ORIGINAL
Specialist Michael Jones places the first piece of cake on the Fallen Soldier table in the West Point Club Ballroom during the 235th Army Birthday celebration June 14.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Specialist Michael Jones places the first piece of cake on the Fallen Soldier table in the West Point Club Ballroom during the 235th Army Birthday celebration June 14. (Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan, West Point Pointer View) VIEW ORIGINAL
Corporal Jason Frost places a set of streamers representing the campaigns of World War I on the Army's flag June 14 at the West Point Club Ballroom as part of West Point's 235th Army Birthday celebration. There are 13 dedicated double rainbow campaign streamers that symbolize Soldiers sacrifices in the name of freedom.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Corporal Jason Frost places a set of streamers representing the campaigns of World War I on the Army's flag June 14 at the West Point Club Ballroom as part of West Point's 235th Army Birthday celebration. There are 13 dedicated double rainbow campaign streamers that symbolize Soldiers sacrifices in the name of freedom. (Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan, West Point Pointer View) VIEW ORIGINAL
West Point 's 57th Superintendent  Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck (left) and USMA Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney (center) place a wreath in front of the grave of Gen. Bernard W. Rogers, former Army Chief of Staff, USMA Class of 1943 and West Point Commandant of Cadets from 1967-69 June 14. The wreath laying ceremony was a part of West Point's 235th Army Birthday celebration.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – West Point 's 57th Superintendent Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck (left) and USMA Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney (center) place a wreath in front of the grave of Gen. Bernard W. Rogers, former Army Chief of Staff, USMA Class of 1943 and West Point Commandant of Cadets from 1967-69 June 14. The wreath laying ceremony was a part of West Point's 235th Army Birthday celebration. (Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan, West Point Pointer View) VIEW ORIGINAL
The 57th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck, and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney, West Point's senior non-commissioed officer, render a hand salute after placeing a wreath at the grave of Gen. William C. Westmoreland, former Army Chief of Staff, USMA Class of 1936 and West Point Superintendent from 1960-1963 June 14. The wreath laying ceremony was a part of West Point's 235th Army Birthday celebration.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 57th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck, and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney, West Point's senior non-commissioed officer, render a hand salute after placeing a wreath at the grave of Gen. William C. Westmoreland, former Army Chief of Staff, USMA Class of 1936 and West Point Superintendent from 1960-1963 June 14. The wreath laying ceremony was a part of West Point's 235th Army Birthday celebration. (Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan, West Point Pointer View) VIEW ORIGINAL
United States Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney, West Point's senior non-commissioned officer, render hand salutes at the conclusion of the Wreath Laying ceremony in the West Point cemetery June 14. The ceremony was a part of the 235th Army Birthday celebration held at West Point.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – United States Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney, West Point's senior non-commissioned officer, render hand salutes at the conclusion of the Wreath Laying ceremony in the West Point cemetery June 14. The ceremony was a part of the 235th Army Birthday celebration held at West Point. (Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan, West Point Pointer View) VIEW ORIGINAL