US Army celebrates its 244th birthday on June 14, 2020

The US Army celebrates its 244th birthday on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Happy birthday, Soldier!

For those keeping track, the Army was founded the year before the Declaration of Independence was signed by John Hancock… and all those other guys.

A bit of current events:

Cadets throw their hats in the air during the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2020 graduation at West Point, N.Y., June 13, 2020. Photo by  Brandon OConnor, US Army.  VIRIN: 200613-A-QG670-1114.jpg
Cadets throw their hats in the air during the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2020 graduation at West Point, N.Y., June 13, 2020. Photo by Brandon OConnor, US Army. VIRIN: 200613-A-QG670-1114.jpg

And a little history from American Battlefield Trust: