At the ceremony celebrating the 238th birthday of the Army, Secretary of the Army John McHugh said birthdays can be bittersweet. “When I blow out candles, I start thinking it’s another year closer to that inevitable conclusion,” McHugh said. “But I want to make a suggestion for this occasion: that we consider instead of turning a year older, the Army is turning a year newer, a year better, a year stronger.” Throughout the ceremony, which took place in the Pentagon auditorium, McHugh, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke on the …
Army celebrates 238th birthday
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