Happy 244th Birthday to the United States Army

The United States Army is celebrating their 244th birthday Friday at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station.

Army veteran Mike Petrash says the Army has been here longer than the United States has been a country.

Petrash says each generation had its great patriots.

And adds that veterans of the past have laid the foundation for the next generation of soldiers.

“It was just a very proud moment for all of us veterans to know that we also have kind of laid the groundwork for this next generation to come over, take over and do great things,” said Col. Mike Petrash, Army Veteran.

If you have an interest in joining the army you can visit the Army Recruiting Center at 6412 N Navarro or call them at 361-573-4397.