But instead of singing the traditional birthday song, they sang their official song, “The Army Goes Rolling Along”.
According to the U.S. Army website, the song was officially adopted in 1952 and is played at the conclusion of every U.S. Army ceremony and all soldiers are expected to stand and sing.
Check out the video and feel free to sing along. Here are the lyrics:
Verse: First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along.
Refrain: Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong (TWO! THREE!)
For where e’er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.