As the birthday of our nation nears, I am reminded of and inspired by the sacrifices and achievements of the citizens from 13 fierce colonies 242 years ago. These brave people formed militias and helped to build our country into a vibrant tapestry of citizens. At their side stood soldiers of the Continental Army who played a vital role in the evolution of our nation.
The history of the United States of America is the history of the U.S. Army. And that history has been told by the men and women who stand ready to fight while reporting from the battlefields – often under fire. Today, we are a dedicated corps of public affairs professionals and while the tactics and technology have changed, our dedication and commitment to tell the Soldier’s story with maximum disclosure and minimal delay remains ever true.
As we reflect on Independence Day, we want to thank you for your willingness to serve, to protect and defend our Nation, and to be the messengers that tell the important story of our Army and its role in protecting our democratic values. On behalf of the Army Public Affairs Association, thank you for your service. Thank you for your efforts to tell the Army story. Happy Fourth of July. Wherever you are serving, be safe. We salute you and your family and loved ones!
-Doug Coffey, President and Amee Roberson, Secretary
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