Special Forces was established as a basic branch of the U.S. Army in 1987. The branch's lineage, however, can be traced to June of 1952, when the 10th Special Forces Group - Airborne was activated. The U.S. Army Band "Country Roads" pays tribute to the Green Berets with this performance of "Ballad of the Green Berets," originally written and performed by Green Beret Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler. Special thanks to Lake Accotink Park for allowing us to film on their beautiful grounds.