Scott's View: Wishing a Happy 114th Birthday to the U.S. Army Reserve

Scott Higgins

Tomorrow, America’s Army Reserve will celebrate their 114th birthday serving as “Citizen Soldiers” to defend our nation.

On April 23, 1908, Congress created the Medical Reserve Corps, a group of 160 doctors and trained medical professionals ready to serve during times of national emergency.

Later, under the National Defense Act of 1920, Congress created the Organized Reserves for officers and enlisted personnel.

Today, that reserve force is the U.S. Army Reserve, a force of more than 189,000 highly skilled personnel with diverse private sector talents forged by military acumen.

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A history of Arlington National Cemetery Military & Veterans Life Cover Story: History of Arlington National Cemetery Perfectly aligned white marble tombstones dot green hills like pearls, strung together by memories of fallen military members. That’s the sight at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, DC, which is the resting place for more than 400,000 veterans and their dependents over approximately 640 acres on the Potomac River. This Memorial Day we remember the fallen soldiers buried at Arlington and across the nation. And this Saturday Arlington hosts the inaugural Flowers of Remembrance Day, where the public can bring flowers to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to pay tribute to the sacrifice of so many veterans. 

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