US Army Birthday

Paragon - 6/13/2023

The US Army was born in 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized the formation of a Continental Army to fight in the American Revolutionary War. The first commander of the Continental Army was General George Washington.

The Continental Army was a ragtag group of soldiers at first. They were poorly equipped and poorly trained. However, they fought bravely and eventually defeated the British in the Revolutionary War.

After the Revolutionary War, the US Army continued to grow and evolve. It fought in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War. The US Army also played a major role in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War.

Today, the US Army is the most powerful army in the world. It has over 1.3 million active-duty soldiers, and it is equipped with the latest weapons and technology. The US Army is committed to defending the United States and its allies.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is a veterans service organization that was founded in 1899 by veterans of the Spanish-American War. The VFW has over 1.5 million members, and it is the largest veterans service organization in the United States.

The VFW provides a variety of services to veterans and their families, including financial assistance, educational assistance, health care assistance, employment assistance, legal assistance, and social and recreational activities. The VFW also advocates for veterans' rights and benefits.

The US Army and the VFW are two important institutions that have helped to shape America. The US Army has defended the United States for over 200 years, and the VFW has provided support to millions of veterans and their families. Both organizations have made significant contributions to American history and culture.

Here are some specific ways in which the US Army and the VFW are related:

  • Many VFW members are veterans of the US Army.
  • The VFW works to support the US Army and its members.
  • The US Army provides funding and support to the VFW.
  • The US Army and the VFW have a shared mission of patriotism, service, and sacrifice.

The US Army and the VFW are both important parts of American society. They have both made significant contributions to the United States, and they will continue to do so in the years to come.



Keep up-to-date on how the VFW is working to improve the quality of life for veterans, service members & their families and the community.