News: New York Army National Guard marks Army's birthday with cake cutting, June 14
LATHAM, N.Y. — The New York Army National Guard will mark the 237th birthday of the United States Army, Thursday, June 14, at the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters with a traditional cake-cutting ceremony.
WHO: Members of the New York Army National Guard assigned to Joint Force Headquarters, New York National Guard.
WHAT: Traditional cake-cutting ceremony commemorating June 14, 1775 which the United States Army considers its birthday. On that date the Continental Congress voted to adopt the New England colonial militia troops assembled outside of Boston to confront British troops there. This is considered the creation of the Continental Army. The oldest Soldier present will join the youngest soldier present to cut the Army birthday cake. The Capital Region Chapter of the Association of the United States Army is providing the cake.
WHERE: Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters, 330 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, N.Y., 12110
WHEN: 1 p.m., Thursday, June 14, 2012.
Reporters can interview New York Army National Guard leaders and soldiers and obtain imagery of the cake cutting ceremony.
Date Posted:06.13.2012 11:39
Location:LATHAM, NY, US
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