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June 14, 2004

Happy 229th Birthday!

Today marks the 229th Year of the existence of the greatest threat to world peace greatest force for liberation ever known. Sorry, channeling a moonbat.

Sixty years ago, in the Army’s birth month of June 1944, our brave Soldiers stormed ashore at Normandy to begin the final thrust to liberate Western Europe. While that beachhead was expanding, our Soldiers liberated Rome, made gains against Japanese invaders in New Guinea, struggled against terrain, weather and a tough enemy in Burma, and reinforced the U.S. Marine Corps on Saipan.

From the POTUS (and yes, moonbats, I will post a letter from the POTUS next year, even if it isn't Bush...) The President is the President, even if we don't like him.

The message from the Chief and Acting Secretary.

Our Army is strong, and this strength comes from our greatest asset: the American Soldier, whose courage, compassion, and determination have for generations been the bedrock upon which our victories have depended. In all that the Army has accomplished, and all that it will be called upon to do, the American Soldier remains the single most important factor in our success. We are proud of you, our Army family—Soldiers, civilians, retirees, veterans, and your families, and you are always foremost in our prayers and in our actions. Thank you for your service, for your sacrifices, and for your steadfast devotion to duty. Your courage, dedication, and selfless service to the nation are the hallmarks of the United States Army.

And those of you who don't fit that bill... welcome to the USDB at Fort Leavenworth!