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News | June 14, 2012

NORAD, USNORTHCOM celebrate Army 237th birthday

By NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command held a special 237th Army Birthday Celebration at the Peterson Club here today.

Army personnel, sister services, multi-national partners and family members came together to celebrate this occasion, which began with a two-mile run and ended with a cake-cutting ceremony at the Peterson Club.

Lt. Gen. Frank Grass addressed the attendees to wish the N-NC Army personnel a happy 237th birthday.

“237 years ago, our nation’s leaders established the Continental Army, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending this great country and her citizens,” he said. “Today, as we are in the midst of the longest war in our country’s history, we celebrate the continued honor, loyalty and bravery of our Soldiers in this noble calling; and we celebrate the support we, as Army Warriors receive from our families and our community. I’m sure each of you are proud to be a part of something greater than ourselves, a part of our Army – an Army that is rich in history, composed of people from all walks of life, doing truly uncommon acts of heroism. It is our warriors that make our Army Strong.”