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United States Army

Most people remember June 14 as "FLAG DAY", the day in 1776 when our National Colors were born.  Exactly one year earlier however, the Continental Congress established the United States Army, meaning that in the years to follow our military men and women would share the birthday of the flag for which they served, sacrificed and died.  How many of the following questions about the U.S. Army can YOU answer correctly? 

When General George Washington assumed formal command of his Army on July 3, 1775, which of the following statements did he write in a letter to his friend Patrick Henry.  Your Answer


  1. "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
  2. "With the help of God I will lead this army to glorious victory."
  3. "Give me liberty or give me death."
  4. "From the day I enter upon the command of the American armies, I date my fall and the ruin of my reputation."
  5. "If we desire peace, we must be prepared at all times for war."

George Washington held the title "General of the Armies of the United States, officially held by only one other commander, General John J. Pershing.  In 1944 Congress established the temporary grade of "General of the Army" (5-star) ultimately held by the following five men.  Which was our first 5-star general? Your Answer


1.  George C. Marshall
2.  Douglas MacArthur
3.  Dwight D. Eisenhower
4.  Henry A. Hap Arnold
5.  Omar N. Bradley

The first medal presented to American Soldiers for their bravery and prowess in battle was:

1.  The Medal of Honor
2.  The Badge for Military Merit (Purple Heart)
3.  Good Conduct Medal
4.  Legion of Merit
5.  The Army Marksman Medal

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True or False?

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Prior to the establishment of the Department of Defense in 1947 the top Army commander was the Secretary of War.

At the top of the official US Army seal is a snake with a serpent wrapped around a white banner.  What is the text (often seen on Revolutionary War flags), that is printed on that scroll?

1.  "Duty, Honor, Country"
2.  "Don't Tread On Me"
3.  "This We'll Defend" 
4.  "For God and Country"
5.  "United States Army"

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