The United States Army has been around for over 235 years; it’s even older than the Declaration of Independence. Sometimes we think of history as the things that happened “way back then” – the things that happened to our grandparents and their grandparents and so on. The truth is, history is made every day. Someone in Georgia that graduates from high school this year, maybe someone from this high school, will someday be a Senator or General or Diplomat who participates in something historic. And that event will be studied by the students from the Class of 2061 or 2071, just like your class, the Class of 2011, is studying Vietnam, Civil Rights, Apollo 11 and the space race, and all those other things that happened 40 years ago.