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    Phoenix North recruiting holds Army birthday proclamation ceremony

    Phoenix North recruiting holds Army birthday proclamation ceremony

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    Story by Alun Thomas  

    U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Phoenix

    PHOENIX – Phoenix North Recruiting Company conducted a 244th Army Birthday Proclamation Ceremony, June 14, Arizona State Capitol, Phoenix.

    The ceremony was attended by service members from the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, Arizona National Guard and Army Reserve, who paid tribute to the Army’s birthday with a host of local dignitaries and fellow Army veterans.

    The proclamation was read by the Honorable Kimberly Yee, Arizona State Treasurer, who presented the proclamation to Brig. Gen. Joseph Dziezynski, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

    Yee said it was an honor for her to present the proclamation, being the daughter of an Army veteran and knowing first-hand the sacrifices made by those who have served.

    “Over the years I’ve learned so much from my father and the service he gave this country,” Yee said. “I’ve taken all the principles he taught me and used them in my public service, especially as a state legislator and signing bills helping our veterans.”

    Yee said the people of Arizona have a special relationship with the military and she was proud to represent the state by reading the proclamation.

    “This proclamation is near and dear to my heart … it’s just a small representation of the love Arizonians have for the men and women of the United States Army,” she said.

    During his keynote speech, Dziezynski said the Army continues to defend the nation, 244 years since a band of patriots stood up to fight for the ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    “Those ideals were nothing less than revolutionary. We continue to defend those ideals with an all-volunteer Army, Dziezynski said. “Soldiers now, just as then, responded to something we refer to as the call to duty. Serving ones country is a noble cause and nothing represents our commitment greater, than putting our sons and daughters on the ground where they’re needed.”

    The modern U.S. Army is the best trained and best led in the nation’s history Dziezynski said.

    “We continue to take on the many challenges we face with extraordinary skill and devotion,” he continued. “You can be proud of the fact that our Soldiers today are present in more than 120 countries and we continue to play a vital role securing freedom around the world.”

    Over the last 244 years the Army has been one of the preeminent land powers in the world, which it will continue to be, Dziezynski said.

    “Thousands of Soldiers are deployed, forward stationed overseas, or on duty securing the border, Dziezynski added. “We will remain powerful because of our men and women who proudly wear the uniform of the U.S. Army.”



    Date Taken: 06.14.2019
    Date Posted: 06.14.2019 18:21
    Story ID: 327630
    Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US 

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    Phoenix North recruiting holds Army birthday proclamation ceremony