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Army Birthday Events


Each year organizations like the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), sports franchises, and individual US Army MWR's sponsor localized celebrations, picnics, Army Balls, and sporting events to celebrate the Army's birthday. The following are some of the events scheduled. For local events, we also suggest you check with your local installation's MWR office.

Event Date Time Location

Army Week NYC

Sponsored by the Army Week Association, Army Week NYC aims to aid and assist communities in welcoming back their sons and daughters from service, help them care for those that need more assistance due to the rigors of combat, and comfort the families of the fallen. For more on the events of the week, see this website.


New York City

Various locations

Pacific Theater Army Week

Pacific Theater Army Week is a collection of events held to commemorate the U.S. Army's birthday. This June 14th marks 241 years of proud service and tradition. For more details, see this site.



Various locations

Stripes and Stars Festival

Events include flag raising ceremonies, giant flag folding demonstrations, a special exhibition on the history of the flag, and a moving naturalization ceremony. More info online.

6/14/2016 0930-1700

Philadelphia, PA

Independence National Historical Park and Historic Philadelphia, including Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, and the National Constitution Center.

Army Birthday 5K Fun Run/Walk

This is a free event with the option to buy a $10 t-shirt. Online registration ends on June 10 at noon. Log onto the Fort Jackson site to register.

6/11/2016 800-1000

Fort Jackson, SC

Semmes Lake Recreation Area, near the 512 Trolley

Wreath Laying Ceremony

Senior Army leaders cap off a week of Army birthday events by placing a wreath of red, white and blue flowers in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns.

6/14/2016 0930 - 1000

Arlington National Cemetery

 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington, VA

Army Birthday Ball

Active and retired service members and Army civilian employees who want to celebrate the Army's 241st birthday with an evening of dining, dancing and entertainment should purchase their tickets as soon as possible. There are a limited number of seats, and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To purchase tickets and to learn more, visit the Army Birthday Ball website.

6/18/2016 1700 - 2400

Washington, DC

Washington Hilton Hotel


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