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June 14th is a significant date in the history of the Army.  In fact, it is considered the birthdate of this branch of the military.  Here is a snippet from the Army website concerning Congress and the creation of this annual celebration:

The June 14 date is when Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in The Committee of the Whole.  This procedure and the desire for secrecy account for the sparseness of the official journal entries for the day.  The record indicates only that Congress undertook to raise ten companies of riflemen, approved an enlistment form for them, and appointed a committee (including Washington and Schuyler) to draft rules and regulations for the government of the Army.  The delegates’ correspondence, diaries, and subsequent actions made it clear that they really did much more.  They also accepted responsibility for the existing New England troops and forces requested for the defense of the various points in New York.  The former were believed to total 10,000 men; the latter, both New Yorkers and Connecticut men, another 5,000.”

With many events and celebrations happening in remembrance of the date, challenge coins for the Army’s birthday was a no-brainer for our customer, Brent Cotton.  He designed a coin with us for the Army Birthday 5K Run that coincides with the date June 14th.

The Army’s birthday is a big deal with many high ranking individuals attending parties from the nation’s Capitol to bases worldwide.  That’s why it is so important for us to create challenge coins for our customers that reflect the values and rich history of this branch of the military.

If you are a member of the military looking to celebrate the Army’s birthday, call us with your design ideas.  We’ll be happy to create custom artwork for you based on your ideas.  You can also reach us by emailing or calling 1-800-667-5931.