Amata Highlights Birthday of US Army

June 14, 2019
Press Release

Pago Pago—June 14th, Congresswoman Aumua Amata released the following statement in commemoration of the founding of the Army on this day in 1775, along with the nation’s adoption of the U.S. flag in 1777:

“On June 14th, the United States Army celebrates its founding in 1775. Not long after, George Washington was selected as the first commanding General by the Continental Congress. Congratulations to all of our own serving in the Army or Army Veterans. The Army looks to American Samoa every year for great recruits, and we can take pride in our tradition of service. That tradition has grown greatly since my father served, and for all our military families, these days are reminders of loved ones.

“The date coincides with the day in 1777 when the nation officially chose the Stars and Stripes, our flag. Happy birthday to both the US Army and Old Glory!”


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