U.S. Army 237th Birthday Recognition in Berryville

Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 9760 in Berryville will host an open house and celebration to recognize the 237th birthday of the United States Army. The event will be held Saturday, June 16th. The Post, located just south of Berryville on U.S. Route 340, and will be open to the public from 11:00 A.M. until closing. The formal celebration will begin at 3:00 P.M.

The Army was formally organized on June 14th, 1775 under the command of General George Washington in order to repel the British. The Army has existed continuously since that date. June 14th is also celebrated as Flag Day. The Post anticipates guests from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Army recruiting office in Winchester with a contingent of future Army soldiers, the Virginia National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force. and Static equipment displays. All Army veterans, veterans from other services and the general public are cordially invited and encouraged to assist in the celebration. Veterans are encouraged to bring and display pictures and memorabilia. Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, please contact Warren Arthur at waarthur@comcast.net.


  1. Sharon Strickland says:

    We attended the annual Army birthday salute at the Berryville VFW. It was truly moving and at the end of the event, we were privileged to see the induction of several young men and one brave young woman. They were leaving soon for basic and I kept thinking they were just babies. My husband was drafted at age 19 and served in Vietnam. Where did the time go. I hugged all of these brave young people and told them to keep their heads down and their wits about them.

    It would have been nice if this was a No Smoking VFW. The smell of tobacco kept filtering into the banquet room and stung my eyes. I hope one day that all veterans can enjoy their VFW facilities without being poisoned by smoke. It is a big health issue.