WHEREAS, the oldest and largest branch of our nation’s military, the United States Army will celebrate its 242nd birthday on June 14, 2017; and,
WHEREAS, the United States Army is rooted in the Continental Army, which was created on June 14, 1775 to meet the demands of the Revolutionary War; and,
WHEREAS, centuries later, the United States Army proudly shares a legacy of dedication, service and sacrifice that warrants the appreciation and gratitude of Americans each and every day; and,
WHEREAS, especially on Army Day, we honor every Michigander that serves in the United States Army, and we remember those who have paid the ultimate price in service to our great state and nation;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 14, 2017 as Army Day in Michigan.