Paradise Valley to honor U.S. Army during town council meeting June 11

The Town of Paradise Valley plans to honor the U.S. Army’s 240th birthday by presenting soldiers from the Phoenix Army Recruiting Battalion a proclamation designating the week of June 14-20 as “Army Week,” during the town council meeting on Thursday, June 11. The Army celebrates its birthday on June 14.

Capt. Bennie Weaver, company commander of the Phoenix Central Recruiting Company, will be accepting the proclamation as the Army’s representative. A number of cities and towns within the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion’s footprint, covering Arizona and New Mexico, have signed similar proclamations to celebrate the Army’s birthday.

“The Army’s success is a direct reflection of the local community support we receive and we appreciate all that those communities do for us,” stated Capt. Weaver in a press release.

June 14 is designated the official birthday of the Army since historians say that was the day in 1775 that John Adams requested the Second Continental Congress to “adopt” the militia from Boston to defend the colonies at the start of the American Revolution, according to the release.

For more information on the event call 602-254-1981.

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