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NEWS | June 12, 2023

ARNORTH to host Army birthday ceremony at historic Quadrangle June 14

U.S. Army North Public Affairs

U.S. Army North will host a celebration for the U.S. Army’s 248th birthday at 9 a.m. June 14, 2023, at the historic Quadrangle at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

The ceremony, hosted by Lt. Gen. John R. Evans Jr., U.S. Army North commanding general, will include Soldiers dressed in uniforms from different periods and a cake cutting with the youngest and oldest Soldiers in the command. This year, U.S. Army North will celebrate the 248th birthday of America’s Army and honor the commitment of the Soldiers, civilians, and families who embody the army’s values.

The Army is one of the oldest institutions in our country, born on June 14, 1775. This year’s theme is “Be All You Can Be,” focusing on the Army’s unlimited possibilities. The Army has constantly challenged Soldiers to be all they can be. For 248 years, the U.S. Army has answered the call to defend and support America and will continue to do so in the future.

The ceremony will be streamed live on U.S. Army North’s Facebook page at