Today is the 243rd Birthday of the U.S. Army. These Americans have been serving and protecting us for over two centuries.
Click HERE for a timeline of the Army's history.
Facts about the Army:
- Today, the Army is made up of more than 700,000 soldiers, according to goarmy.com.
- Army soldiers can be doctors, lawyers, engineers, electricians, computer programmers, and helicopter pilots.
- The Army is older than the country it serves: Army: 1775, U.S.: Jul. 4, 1776.
- The Army is the country's second-largest employer, behind Walmart.
- More presidents have served in the Army than any other branch; 26 out of 45. This includes Presidents George Washington, both George H.W. Bush and George Bush, and Theodore Roosevelt.
For more information on the U.S. Army visit goarmy.com.