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History of the Army Flag
The U.S. Army flag features a white field with a blue version of the "war office seal." Underneath the seal is a red band that says, "United States Army," and underneath the band, the year "1775" is written. The war office seal features Roman armor, a sword with a liberty cap at the end of it, an espontoon (European polearm that was used by officers), bayonet, cannon, cannonballs, musket, mortar, mortar bombs, a drum, drumsticks, and a snake holding a scroll that reads, "This we'll defend."
The armor, sword and espontoon represent the strength and defense of the country, the bayonet, cannon, cannonballs, mortar, and musket represent the implements that were used by the army, the drum and drumsticks represent the army's public protest to serve and protect the nation, and the scroll with the army's motto, "This we'll defend' represents the willingness of the military and the men of the United States of America to defend the country.
The U.S Army Flag was adopted on June 12th, 1956 by President Dwight. D. Eisenhower following Wilber. M. Brucker's (secretary of the Army) request to create a flag, as the army was the only branch of the armed services that did not have its own flag. The flag is flown over United States Army installations and no other flag may be flown over the Army Installations apart from the national flag.
The U.S. Army is a branch of the United States of America's armed forces concerned with dealing with any military operations or battles that occur on the land. It is the oldest branch of the armed forces. Prior to the United States of America being officially established as a country, the Continental Army was formed in order to fight during the American Revolutionary War (the 13 colonies fought against Great Britain) and were led by General George Washington (the first president of the United States of America).
The majority of the soldiers in the Continental Army had served, at some point, in the British army. After the United States of America was established as a country, the continental army was disbanded and the "Regular Army" was formed on June 3rd, 1984. The Regular army was reorganized and established in 1791 as the "Legion of the United States" and in 1796, the name was changed to the "United States Army."
The mission of the U.S. army is: "Preserving the peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States, the commonwealths and possessions and any areas occupied by the United States," "Supporting the national policies," "Implementing the national objectives" and "overcoming any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security of the United States."
The U.S. army deals with conflicts and battles worldwide and is the United States of America's most defensive force. When the U.S. regular army first formed, there were approximately 800 soldiers, and today, the U.S. army is home to approximately 1,018,000 soldiers.