Happy Birthday to the U. S. Army …on June 14. We can sing “The Army Goes Rolling Along” at an appropriate time. Did you know that Army Bands were once an integral element on the battlefield. To increase the morale and courage of the men, bands would march in front of formations as they entered battle. Today, bands are no longer involved in armed conflict, but continue to inspire troops through song or hymn that represent the the individual histories and traditions of America’s Armed Forces. “The Army Goes Rolling Along” was not copyrighted until 1956….just in time for all national emergencies.