GALLERY: US Army celebrates 246th birthday

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WASHINGTON (KLKN) — Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army! June 14 marks 246 years of Americans serving and protecting our nation.

Virtual celebrations will be held throughout Monday to honor each soldier and the Army force as a whole.

Here’s a list of events below (all times EDT):

  • 9 a.m. *Virtual Event* – Army Birthday Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery. The wreath-laying ceremony 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 live-streamed; you may watch it on the Military District of Washington Facebook page and the U.S. Army Twitter page here.
  • 10 a.m. *Virtual Event* -The 2021 Army Birthday Showcase: Honoring the Courage of the American Soldier – Join us in celebrating 246 years of courage that our Soldiers have demonstrated while defending our great nation. You may watch on the U.S. Army social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. *Virtual Event* Cake-cutting and Reenlistement ceremony – Come celebrate with us as 10 Soldiers join us in the National Capitol Region and 50 Soldiers join virtually from Forts Bragg, Drum, Campbell, Hood and Stewart; these Soldiers will reaffirm their oath to the constitution during a mass reenlistment. You may watch on the U.S. Army social media pages: Twitter, LinkedIn.
  • 7 p.m. *Hybrid Event* – Army Day with the Nationals at Nationals Park – This is an annual event as part of the Washington, D.C. Nationals’ salute to the services. This year, it will involve video performances of the U.S. Army Drill Team and Army Senior Leader shout-outs. It will also involve an Army color guard, Army chorus and an Army Senior leader to announce, “Play Ball!” The Nationals will play the Pittsburgh Pirates, and you may watch the game on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.
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