This Is How BTS Fans Celebrated 5 Years Of Being “ARMY”

On July 9, BTS fans around the world celebrated ARMY Day by sharing personal stories and engaging in philanthropy.

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Although BTS fans have many achievements to celebrate these days, ARMY Day is one of their most meaningful anniversaries. It is the day BTS named their fandom, back in 2013.

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Officially, “ARMY” stands for “Adorable Representative MC for Youth”. This means that BTS’s fans are the bulletproof vest that protects underdogs and oppressed youth by giving them a voice.

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Over the last 5 years, ARMYs have been BTS’s protectors as well by supporting the group’s achievements and acting as their biggest (and most vocal!) champions.

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BTS personified ARMY in their BT21 character line as Van, a space robot who is the protector of BTS.

 

ARMY’s steadfast involvement on social media helped to bring BTS to the forefront of today’s K-Pop scene, and into the international music mainstream. Most recently, ARMY helped “Fake Love” become one of the two K-Pop songs chosen to play at the FIFA World Cup by voting nonstop.

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ARMY has also lived up to their name by using their influence in ways that have made BTS proud. They have raised money and awareness for a number of worthy causes over the years.

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To celebrate their 5th anniversary, ARMY is supporting Thirst Relief all throughout the month of July. Thirst Relief is a non-profit organization that provides clean water to families in need. 

ARMY’s Are Celebrating ARMY Day By Helping Others In Need

 

In addition to aiding Thirst Relief, ARMYs honoured ARMY Day in a variety of personal ways. One fan celebrated with cake…

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…while others hosted giveaways.

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Fans also revealed how they became ARMYs, what being an ARMY means to them, and how being one has impacted their personal lives.

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ARMYs wished each other a “Happy ARMY Day” on Twitter.

 

As always, BTS also left their fans a personalized, celebratory message.

 

Happy (belated) anniversary, ARMY! We “purple” you!

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