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Inspired to protect this nations belief for freedom, men gathered together on June 14, 1775, and created the United States Army. Eric has captured their fighting spirit during some of America’s most historical events like George Washington crossing the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War, Lee vs. Grant in the Civil War, and D-day during WWII. We proudly salute the U.S. Army’s courage and determination to always advance and never hold back in times of need.
- 1 The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier monument rests in Arlington Cemetery and stands dedicated to U.S. service members who died without their remains being identified.
- 2 Arlington Cemetery is located in Virginia, spanning 624 acres and had its first burial on May 13, 1864.
- 3 The significance of George Washington and U.S. Army sailing across the Delaware River on December 25, 1776 is that it was the first surprise move against the enemy, giving the Continental Army a win and raising their spirits to press on.
- 4 Robert E. Lee fought as a Confederate General during the Civil War showing great tactics of organization skills.
- 5 The Star Spangled Banner officially became the National Anthem by law on March 3, 1931.
- 6 Ulysses S. Grant fought as a Union General during the Civil War showing great strategic and leadership skills.
- 7 The Pacific Islands played a major role in WWII because whoever controlled the islands controlled the flow of the war.
- 8 This is the “Cobra King” tank, used in WWII at the Battle of the Bulge. The words ”First in Bastogne” are scrawled in chalk since it was the first tank in that battle.
- 9 D-day happened on June 6, 1944 where the Allies (American, British, and Canadian troops) took control of Normandy little by little from the enemies until August 1944.
- 10 The first battalion, heavy tank the United States came out with appeared in 1918.
- 11 On December 25, 1914 during WWI, an extraordinary moment occurred between the Germans and Americans. Both sides stopped fighting and celebrated the Christmas holiday, sharing gifts and goodies with each other just for that one day. It became known as the Christmas Truce of 1914.
- 12 The Army-Navy Football Game started in November 29, 1890 and has been attended by many U.S. presidents.
- 13 Thank you U.S. Army soldiers for your service in standing for what is right to all people.
- 14 The current U.S. Army logo appeared on September 13, 2001.
- 15 United States Military Academy West Point is where Cadet Basic Training happens for six weeks.
- 16 The Washington Monument is located at the front entrance of the United States Military Academy–aka West Point. Instead of a white obelisk, it features George Washington riding a horse.
- 17 Shout out to Nick’s friend!
- 18 November 11, Veterans Day, honors American Veterans for their service to their country. The day was chosen to recognize Armistice Day, or the end of WWI, which occurred on the 11 month, 11 day, 11 hour.