219TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

By | July 24, 2009

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SUBJ/219TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF THE MARINE CORPS, I AM HONORED TO CONGRATULATE THE DEDICATED MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR 219TH ANNIVERSARY.
2.  SINCE 4 AUGUST 1790, THE COAST GUARD HAS ANSWERED OUR NATION'S EVERY CALL AND HELD FAST TO ITS CORE VALUES OF HONOR, RESPECT, AND DEVOTION TO DUTY.  WHETHER ENGAGED IN MARITIME LAW ENFORCEMENT, MAINTAINING AIDS TO NAVIGATION AND MARINE SAFETY, OR PERFORMING MILITARY OR CIVILIAN SEARCH AND RESCUE, THE COAST GUARD HAS CONSISTENTLY EXEMPLIFIED THE SPIRIT OF ITS MOTTO - SEMPER PARATUS.
3.  TODAY, AS OUR NATION IS THREATENED BY GLOBAL TERRORISM, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DEPEND UPON THE COURAGE, PROFESSIONALISM, AND VIGILANCE OF THE COAST GUARD TO PROTECT OUR NATION'S COASTS, PORTS, AND INLAND WATERWAYS.
4.  AS YOU CELEBRATE THE MANY GENERATIONS OF SELFLESS SERVICE TO OUR GREAT REPUBLIC, KNOW THAT YOU ENJOY THE FULL SUPPORT AND ADMIRATION OF THE MARINE CORPS.
5.  SEMPER FIDELIS AND SEMPER PARATUS!  JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//