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US NAVY ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 10/2/2014
ALMARS Number: 037/14

R 022051Z OCT 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 037/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/US NAVY ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  WITH GREAT RESPECT AND ADMIRATION, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE U.S. NAVY ON THE OCCASION OF YOUR 239TH ANNIVERSARY.
2.  THE UNITED STATES NAVY HAS DEFENDED OUR GREAT REPUBLIC SINCE 13 OCTOBER 1775 AND MARINES HAVE STOOD SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THEIR NAVAL BRETHREN IN TIMES OF WAR AND PEACE; YOUR UNRELENTING RESOLVE AND UNDAUNTED COURAGE HAS SERVED OUR NATION WELL IN TIMES OF NATIONAL CRISIS.  AS IN YEARS PAST, THE MARINE CORPS IS PROUD TO HONOR YOUR DEDICATION, PROFESSIONALISM, BRAVERY AND COMMITMENT.
3.  GEORGE WASHINGTON'S 1781 WORDS CONTINUE TO RING TRUE TODAY, "IT FOLLOWS THEN AS CERTAIN AS NIGHT SUCCEEDS DAY, THAT WITHOUT A DECISIVE NAVAL FORCE WE CAN DO NOTHING DEFINITIVE, AND WITH IT EVERYTHING HONORABLE AND GLORIOUS."  AS YOU CELEBRATE THIS DAY, REMEMBER THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR ALL IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM AND KNOW THAT MARINES EVERYWHERE CELEBRATE WITH YOU.
4.  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND SEMPER FIDELIS!  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//