The Army – The nation’s first institution
Every year our nation celebrates its independence, commemorating its official “Declaration of Independence” made on July 4, 1776.
Many do not realize that the birth of the nation through that declaration was preceded by the establishment of the Continental Army on June 14, 1775. After the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Army became known as the Army of the United States, the nation’s first national institution. The Army has played a role in the development of this country for 245 years.
Posted: July 1, 2020 by Simons Center
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