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INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE

Date Signed: 7/2/2014
ALMARS Number: 023/14

R 021157Z JUL 14
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 023/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE//
1. THE 4TH OF JULY MARKS OUR NATION'S 238TH BIRTHDAY - A TIME WHEN ALL AMERICANS CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE AND THE FREEDOMS THAT WE CONTINUE TO ENJOY. IT IS ALSO A TIME TO REFLECT ON WHAT IT TRULY MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN AND TO PROUDLY SERVE AS MARINES IN EVERY CLIME AND PLACE. BECAUSE OF YOU AND THE SACRIFICES OF THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE, ALL AMERICANS ENJOY THE LIBERTIES THAT WE HOLD SO DEAR.
2. TO OUR DEPLOYED SERVICE MEMBERS-THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND FIDELITY. CONTINUE TO TAKE THE FIGHT TO THE ENEMY. KNOW THAT YOUR ACTIONS ARE IN KEEPING WITH THE SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE DAY.
3. FOR THOSE OF YOU BACK HOME, ENJOY THE CELEBRATION SAFELY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WHEN PLANNING YOUR HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES, ASSESS THE RISK INVOLVED AND TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELVES.
4. SERGEANT MAJOR BARRETT AND I ARE PROUD OF YOU AND PROUD TO SERVE WITH YOU.
5. SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//