On this date in 1775 and in 1777, two of most important events took place.

The Continental Army was created -- in 1775 -- and the design of the American flag -- in 1777 -- were accomplished by resolutions passed by the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia.

Then, of course, in between those two events was a third important event as well - The Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

So, as we celebrate this dual holiday (US Army Birthday/Flag Day) - we get to look forward to celebrating the 3rd holiday (Independence Day). But, without our current Armed Forces holding the line - these and many other liberties would not be possible. So if you see someone in uniform today, or you know someone who has served or is serving - take a minute to thank them for what their service.