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Soldiers commemorate the U.S. Army's 237th anniversary at Arlington National Cemetery. 
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Soldiers commemorate the U.S. Army's 237th anniversary at Arlington National Cemetery. 

The U.S. Army is celebrating its birthday today, and there will be a number of ceremonies at Army installations around the country. Among them was a solemn ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to mark the 237th anniversary of the U.S. Army.

John McHugh, U.S. Secretary of the Army, laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns surrounded by a U.S. Army color guard and the U.S. army concert band.  

The army was established on June 14, 1775 by the Continental Congress just days before the battle of Bunker Hill. Today, 570,000 men and women of all races, creeds and sexual orientations now serve in the U.S. Army. 

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