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:
Army Birthday Mount Vernon Wreath Laying and Purple Heart Ceremony - Monday, June 10, 10:00am
The Secretary of the Army honors the Birth of the United States Army by recognizing the first commander of American Soldiers at his home and burial place. The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps will provide a pre-ceremonial performance. The official ceremony will consist of a wreath laying at the tomb, remarks, and Purple Heart Pinning ceremony. The Grounds are open to the public, and public participation in the ceremony is welcome.
3200 Mount vernon Memorial Higway
Mount Vernon, VA
Army Birthday Twilight Tattoo - Wednesday, June 12, 7:00pm
Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." Experience a glimpse into American history through performances by The U.S. Army Blues, vocalists from The U.S. Army Band Downrange, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team. This performance is free and open to the public.
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
Ready & Resilient Panel - Thursday, June 13, 10:00am
Ready and Resilient panel discussion to include TBI, PTSD, suicide, SHARP and other resiliency issues.
445 E 69th Street
New York, NY
Army Birthday Pentagon Cake Cutting - Thursday, June 13, 11:00am
Army Senior Leaders, Headquarters Department of the Army personnel and special guests will participate in a cake-cutting ceremony.
Army Birthday 1st Pitch With Chicago Cubs - Thursday, June 13, 1:00pm
An Army Leader throws out 1st pitch at Cubs game at Wringley Field, includes announcement of Army Birthday.
Army Professional Panel - Thursday, June 13, 2:00pm
Army Professional Panel discussion to talk about leadership development, tainring and ethics.
One Logan Square
Army Birthday Soldier for Life Panel - Friday, June 14, 7:30am
Soldier for Life panel with Army and Veterans Affairs leaders on Soldier transition, employment, education, connecting with industry, and helping Soldiers transition to civilian life.
65 W Jackson Blvd
Army Birthday Celebration on the Mall - Friday, June 14, 8:15am
Birthday celebration on Mall includes display of Army equipment, vehicles, demos, and swearing in of future soldiers.
525 Arch Street
Times Square Cake Cutting - Friday, June 14, 9:45am
Live music, key speakers, swearing-in ceremony, cake cutting ceremony, presentation of the colors.
New York, NY
Bryant Park Patriotic Performance - Friday, June 14, 12:30pm
Performances by the US Military Academy Band, Army Drill Team, Fife and Drum Corps and West Point "Hellcats."
41 W 40th St
New York, NY
Army Birthday Arlington Cemetary Wreath Laying - Friday, June 14, 2:30pm
Army Senior Leaders will lay a wreath at the Arlington National Cemetery Tomb of the Unknowns to honor all Soldiers who have sacrificed for our nation.
Alrington National Cemetary
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