The Army is the largest and oldest branch of the U.S. military. The modern army has its roots in the Continental Army which was formed on 14 June 1775, to fight the American Revolution. The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army on 3 June 1784 after the end of the Revolutionary War, to replace the disbanded Continental Army.
U.S. Army Motto
The US Army motto, "This We'll Defend," appears early in US history, and was seen on some early American colonial flags. The motto signifies the Army's constant readiness to defend and preserve the United States.
U.S. Army Tartan
The U.S. Army tartan was commissioned in 2004. The colours were chosen to represent the uniforms — black for the beret, khaki for the summer uniform, light green for the original sniper and now part of the summer uniform, dark blue for the original dress uniform, olive for the combat uniform and gold for the cavalry.