June 24, 2020
Extend Your Support to our Vets on June 14th, the 245th Birthday of the U.S. Army
As the nation celebrates Flag Day on June 14th, the date is made more significant by another celebration. The day also marks the birth of the U.S. Army, the largest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
On June 14, 1775, the U.S. Army was created. It marked the day of the formal recruitment and training of soldiers who used to volunteer for the service under the Continental Army. The U.S. Army was formed to organize forces at the height of the Revolutionary War.
2020 marks the 245th year that the U.S. Army has been in service to the nation, protecting our freedoms and security.
Fun Facts about the U.S. Army
Here are some interesting facts about the U.S. Army:
- 31 out of 45 U.S. presidents served in the military. Among those who served in the Army were Theodore Roosevelt, William McKinley, Benjamin Harrison, James Garfield, Rutherford Hayes, Ulysses Grant, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, Zachary Taylor, William Henry Harrison, Andrew Jackson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry Truman, and Ronald Regan. George Washington and James Monroe were veterans of the Continental Army.
- The U.S. Air Force used to be part of the U.S. Army.
- S. Army officers were tasked with the mapping of the United States of America.
- It was only in 1956 when the U.S. Army was able to come up with its official song, making it the last branch of the military to do so. “The Army Goes Rolling Along” was adopted as the official song on Veterans Day of that year.
How to Celebrate the U.S. Army’s Birthday
You can celebrate the U.S. Army’s birthday in many ways. Here are some of them:
- Have an army-themed party.
Gather your friends and neighbors together for a barbecue and toast to the heroism of Army vets and active-duty soldiers who are working to protect our nation’s security and liberty.
- Learn about the Army.
Get your school and community involved in learning about the U.S. Army, the role it plays, and the work that soldiers do. Organize a seminar and invite a soldier to talk about his experiences to inspire young people with the patriotism and bravery of our soldiers.
- Reach out to veterans.
If you have veterans in your neighborhood or community, greet and gift them with baked treats or anything worth giving to thank them for their loyal service to our nation.
Honor Our Heroes with a Car Donation
Celebrating the birthday of the U.S. Army on June 14th is the perfect opportunity to honor our former soldiers for their invaluable service to our nation.
While often taken for granted, our soldiers make sacrifices to fulfill their duty and show commitment to the service. Not only do they risk their lives but they also endure being away from their loved ones when they are sent on dangerous missions overseas.
Their travails do not end even when they eventually return home and subsequently get separated from the service either through retirement or discharge. Because of unemployment, service-connected disabilities, mental health issues, and other problems, many of them live miserable and impoverished lives.
If you want to reach out to these veterans in your community, all you need to do is to donate any vehicle you no longer need to us at Veteran Car Donations. We sell vehicles donated to us and use the proceeds to support the programs and services of our charity partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations provide deserving veterans and their families with financial assistance, free medical treatment, employment opportunities, family support, and other essential services.
Your act of kindness will not go unrewarded. By donating to us, you will have access to our free pick-up and towing services wherever you are located in the country. Your donation will also qualify you for a top tax deduction in the next tax season.
Walk the Talk Today
Verbally expressing your appreciation and gratitude to our veterans who have valiantly served our nation is well and good. But it would be much better if you can actively support them in their transition to civilian life by providing them the means to live productive and decent lives. Call us at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form to make your car donation now!