Happy 245th, US Army!

Today is the 245th birthday of the founding of the United States Army. On this day in 1775, the Second Continental Congress formed the Continental Army. George Washington was unanimously elected by the Congress to be the Commander-in-Chief of this fledgling army.

I think this calls for a little musical tribute with the Army’s official song, The Army Goes Rolling Along. It was adopted in 1956 to replace the earlier The Caissons Go Rolling Along.

There is a part of me that still prefers the earlier version especially with this version filmed in 1942.

So happy birthday to the US Army in which my father served 28 years.