June 18, 2009
Spc. Brian Skojec, an infantryman with B Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, passes streamers to Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Rodgers, Fort Bliss command sergeant major, to add to the colors, as Fort Bliss Commanding General Maj. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg looks on during an Army birthday celebration Friday on Memorial Circle Parade Field. Photo by Stephen Baack.
Pvt. Josh Holmes, a cannon crewmember with HHB, 2nd Battalion, 29th FA Regt., 4th BCT, 1st AD, marches with the modern American flag during an Army birthday celebration Friday on Memorial Circle Parade Field.
Photo by Stephen Baack.
234th Army birthday,
Fort Bliss celebrates long history of U.S. flag
Although it fell on Sunday, United States Army posts across the world celebrated the Army’s 234th birthday Friday, and Fort Bliss was no exception.
The morning birthday celebration kicked off with a reading of the original proclamation enacted by the Second Continental Congress that authorized the Army’s formation. Two-hundred and forty years later, the Army colors lay claim to 178 battle streamers, which a group of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Soldiers passed to Fort Bliss Commanding General Maj. Gen. Howard Bromberg and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Rodgers, post command sergeant major, to attach.
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