Happy 235th birthday to the U.S. Army, still out there on the front lines defending Americans' freedom and way of life. You're welcome. No, really, don't mention it.
The Army might even be able to continue for a few more years now that it's replaced the spectacularly stupid "Army of One" with "Army Strong" as a recruiting slogan. What was wrong with "Be all you can be," anyway? I feel a little deprived, since we didn't even have a slogan in my day. You know why, of course. Because, back then, they could just grab any ablebodied men they wanted off the street, that's why. I beat the draft, though. Enlisted. Got to get up pretty early in the morning to put one over on me, boy. That was another good Army slogan: "We do more before 9 in the morning than most people do in an entire day." But they should have added, "and then we spend the rest of the day looking busy."
The best recuriting slogan ever was the simple, direct one: "I want you." I suppose during World War II it was considered a polite request. Have to give the Marines credit for the best slogans, though. "The Few, The Proud, The Marines" gets just the "Few Good Men" they're looking for.