VETERANS DAY

By | November 04, 2013

R 041618Z NOV 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 039/13
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/VETERANS DAY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  SINCE THE CREATION OF ARMISTICE DAY IN 1919, WE HAVE PAUSED ON 11 NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER ALL MEMBERS OF OUR ARMED FORCES WHO HAVE RISKED THEIR LIVES IN DEFENSE OF OUR NATION.  OFFICIALLY REDESIGNATED AS VETERAN'S DAY AFTER WORLD WAR II, WE HAVE USED THIS TIME TO HONOR OUR SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, AND MARINES FOR THEIR COURAGE AND SACRIFICE.
2.  VETERANS DAY CONTINUES TO RESONATE CLOSE TO MANY OF US AS WE REFLECT ON THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR ALL IN COUNTLESS BATTLES ON FOREIGN SOIL.  TODAY, MANY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS REMAIN FORWARD DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN AND AROUND THE GLOBE.  DURING THIS HOLIDAY, TAKE TIME TO REMEMBER OUR DISTINGUISHED VETERANS, HONOR THEIR SERVICE AND SACRIFICES, AND CELEBRATE THE FREEDOMS OUR NATION PROVIDES.
3.  SEMPER FIDELIS! JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//