SAN ANTONIO – Thursday marked Flag Day as well as the U.S. Army’s 237th birthday.
To celebrate the milestone, soldiers at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston went on a run through history.
They marched from Fort Sam until they reached the Alamo, which glistened from the morning sunlight.
"If you know the history, when the Army originally came to San Antonio, we set up shop in and around the Alamo,” Col. Wayne Shanks said.
It was a show of solidarity from 1,500 soldiers and family members.
“How about a loud hooah for them?” a military leader asked. “Hooah!” the crowd chanted loudly.
They echoed the footsteps of active duty soldiers and the bravery of those injured in battle.
"Just an incredible inspiration,” Lt. Gen. William Caldwell said about the disabled participants in the run. “There's everything from triple amputees out here to single amputees. There are people who have had TBI's, traumatic brain injuries, who are out here."
They celebrated as one Army, one family.
"We are the face of it now,” Sgt. Delvin Maston said. “We're giving everyone a good look at who exactly defends our country."