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Celebrate the Army’s 239th birthday Thursday

June 10, 2014 | By More

400-FLNG-COLOR-GUARDMSGT Thomas E Kielbasa has invited all Historic City News readers to attend a free, public celebration honoring the 239th birthday of the US Army; during an event at the historic St Francis Barracks in St Augustine on Thursday, June 12th.

The First Militia Chapter, Association Chapter of the United States Army, will sponsor this patriotic event when the Army commemorates all soldiers, families and civilians, who have helped keep the Army strong.

A cake cutting ceremony with Florida Army National Guard leaders will take place at the St. Francis Barracks, located at 82 Marine Street in St Augustine, at 4:00 p.m. following the ceremonies.

The actual birthday of the Army is June 14th; founded on June 14, 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of riflemen to serve the United Colonies for one year.

Today there are more than 10,000 soldiers serving in the Florida Army National Guard.

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