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UNITED STATES COAST GUARD 225TH ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 7/24/2015
ALMARS Number: 017/15

R 241258Z JUL 15
ALMAR 017/15
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/UNITED STATES COAST GUARD 225TH ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. ON BEHALF OF MARINES AROUND THE GLOBE, IT IS MY DISTINCT HONOR TO CONGRATULATE THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ON THEIR HISTORIC 225TH ANNIVERSARY.
2. DURING THE EARLIEST DAYS OF OUR REPUBLIC, THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD WAS BORN. SINCE 4 AUGUST 1790, THE OLDEST CONTINUOUS SEAGOING SERVICE OF OUR NATION HAS EPITOMIZED THEIR MOTTO SEMPER PARATUS - “ALWAYS READY” - AND HAS CONTINUED TO DEDICATE THEMSELVES TO SAVING LIVES, PROTECTING THE AMERICAN COASTLINES AND INTERESTS ABROAD.
3. THE COAST GUARD HAS HELD FAST TO THE CORE VALUES OF HONOR, RESPECT, AND DEVOTION TO DUTY SINCE THE REVOLUTION, THROUGH WORLD WAR II, VIETNAM, AND IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN. KNOW THAT ALL MARINES HONOR YOUR SERVICE, SACRIFICES, AND UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION TO OUR NATION.
4. CONGRATULATIONS, SEMPER FIDELIS, AND SEMPER PARATUS.
JOSEPH F. DUNFORD, JR., GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//