Kirsten Gillibrand United States Senator for New York

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In Honor of 237th Year, Gillibrand Wishes Army Happy Birthday

Over 28,000 Active Duty Army Soldiers and 14,000 Army Guardsmen and Reservists in New York

June 14, 2012

Washington, D.C. – In honor of its 237th year, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today delivered the following birthday greetings to the more than 40,000 Army Soldiers, Guardsmen and Reservists serving in New York State.

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“Today is a day to recognize and reflect on the brave and courageous commitment Americans have made to the Army over the past 237 years,” said Senator Gillibrand. “New York is home to Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, one of the most deployed units in the Army as well as the United State Military Academy at West Point, one of the world's preeminent leadership institutions, producing nearly 1,000 second lieutenants each year committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country. It brings me great pride and joy to recognize those that have made the courageous and selfless commitment to the Army on its 237th birthday.”