Video by Joseph Andrew Lee

FORT STEWART, GEORGIA – Even with temperatures over 100 degrees Wednesday, the United States Army’s 242nd birthday was celebrated in style thanks to a partnership between The Kroger Co., the Coca-Cola Company and the USO.

Serving as the kick-off for Kroger’s Honoring Our Heroes campaign, the trio of great American brands demonstrated how they are the Force Behind the Forces by bringing food, fun and entertainment to more than 1,000 troops and military family members stationed here.