Happy Birthday, Army! Celebrations around the world are commemorating the 235th year of the US Army and we here at the USO are proud to be a part of that tradition. The Army has set up a special website and they’ve created a place where you can submit a video with your birthday wishes! And if you’re on Twitter, be sure to join in the celebration: @USArmy will be hosting an #ArmyBirthday Twitter Party on Mon, June 14 from 1-2:30 EST. Send your birthday wishes & Shout-outs to the Army via Twitter
Today is also Flag Day, the day when we commemorate the official adoption of the “Stars and Stripes” in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. The National Flag Day Foundation has information on the history and observance of this holiday and the American Legion’s Flag Advocacy site has a wealth information on the Flag Code and more. We hope you’ll join us in saluting the American Flag today - and every day - and remember all that it stands for!
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More than 1,500 American troops have lost a limb since 2001, in Afghanistan or Iraq or other deployments around the world. Walter Reed — first at the old campus in Washington, D.C., and now at the new facility in Bethesda — is where they take their first steps toward a new reality.
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Delivering a USO Care Package in 360°
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