The Senate unanimously adopted a resolution introduced by state Sen. Bob Mensch recognizing the 244th anniversary of the founding of the United States Army.
On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress formed the Continental Army as a means for the 13 unified American colonies to fight the forces of Britain, Mensch noted.
Over the past 244 years, the Army has evolved and grown from this small militia force into the world’s premier fighting force, he said. Today’s Army is made up of more than 1 million soldiers in active duty, army reserve and National Guard.
“The Army exists to serve the American people, to defend the nation, to protect vital national interests, and to fulfill national military responsibilities,” Mensch said. “This resolution will recognize the Army’s proud defense of our nation, as well as urge all Pennsylvanians to remember the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have served.”