Kansans Mark U.S. Army's 232nd Birthday

By: Lindsay Shively & EI Email
By: Lindsay Shively & EI Email

Soldiers, veterans and families across Kansas celebrated a special birthday. The U.S. Army marked more than two centuries today.

It was a day to reflect on history and celebrate an institution older than our nation itself. Formed a year before the signing of the constitution, the United States Army turns two-hundred and thirty two.

"When we're needed, we're there. The boots are on the ground in places we don't pick and choose." Soldiers dressed from a dozen different wars showing an army of long tradition, while a living example passed on wisdom to young soldiers.

"So the younger person has to learn discipline, so the Army teaches discipline...and teamwork."

And miles away veterans of these wars celebrated the birthday as well.

The Topeka chapter of the Association of the United States Army cut the cake at the American Legion. Mayor Bill Bunten declared United States Army Day in Topeka. For the soldiers and veterans in the capital city...that extends far beyond one day.

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