Wilson Congratulates U.S. Army on 227th Birthday

Jun 13, 2002
Press Release
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, today on the House Floor made the following remarks in celebration of the establishment of the U.S. Army on June 14th of 1775. “Tomorrow will mark the 227th birthday of the United States Army, the most powerful ground force the world has ever known. Since June 14, 1775, the Army has not rested in defense of freedom and democracy. Today, our brave soldiers are on the front lines defending the American people in the War on Terrorism,” said Rep. Wilson. “As we recognize and celebrate the Army’s birthday and reflect on this great institution, a simple truth arises: one of the world’s greatest professions is the Profession of Arms, and one of the greatest calling is theirs—serving our Nation. Thanks to American Soldiers, freedom’s light shines as a beacon throughout the world. “Just yesterday, we were reminded of the dangers these men and women have volunteered to accept, as we learned of three American military that died in a plane crash. These are not only soldiers fighting on some distant soil; they are sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers. The courage and dedication of those who serve so honorably in the United States Army, Active, Guard, and Reserve, is an inspiration to us all,” said Rep. Wilson. ###