April 6, 2017
Today, April 6th, 2017, marks the 100th year since the U.S. Army’s involvement in WWI.
“No commander was ever privileged to lead a finer force; no commander ever derived greater inspiration from the performance of his troops.”
– Gen. John J. Pershing, Commander-in-Chief, American Expeditionary Forces
– The U.S. Army’s involvement in WWI was the catalyst for the Army becoming the world’s most lethal, adaptive, and competent land force in history.
– The Army remains committed to our legacy of global partnerships with allies committed to global security and democratic ideals.
– This WWI Centennial Commemoration honors and remembers those who paid the price for freedom a century ago and highlights the beginning of the 21st Century Army. We commemorate the Army’s role in WWI, which was characterized by our Soldiers’ patriotism, service, and sacrifice.
I am so proud and thankful for what the U.S. Army has done for our country throughout history to protect us.