On Capitol Hill, Army leaders, lawmakers, toast 243 years of defending freedom | Article
WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- Why does the Army do what it does? To preserve equality for all Americans, and to preserve the United States -- forever, said the Army's chief of staff. On Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Army leaders, including Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey met with lawmakers to toast the service's 243rd year of defending the United States from enemies both foreign and domestic. Before using a military sabre to ceremoniously slice into a four-tiered birthday cake, Milley posited aloud just why it is the Army, and the uniformed men and women who voluntarily serve within its ranks, have continued to do what they do now for nearly two and a half centuries. It's all about an idea, Milley told a crowd of Soldiers, legislators and Congressional staffers. "We're the only m...