By Ron VandenBoom
There may not be 225 candles on the cake, but the United States Army Recruiting Station in Havre has invited the community to a birthday celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, in their office on the third floor of the Atrium in downtown Havre.
The First Continental Congress established the United States Army on June 14, 1775, and according to Staff Sgt. Brandon Johnson, commander of the Havre Recruiting Station, the Army has existed to defend the freedom of citizens and our nation's security interests ever since that time.
An open house has been planned to celebrate the occasion and a cake cutting ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. at the Recruiting Office.
Mayor Phyllis Leonard has declared June 12-18 as United States Army Week in Havre and will be at the Recruiting Station at 10 a.m. Wednesday to say a few words and help cut the cake.
"I encourage all citizens of Havre to join with me in this salute as we express our gratitude to those who have served and those who are now serving to protect our nation and its freedom," Leonard said.
Posters and recruiting material will also be on display and the public is invited and encouraged to drop by and have some cake and coffee after the ceremony.