222ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Date Signed: 7/27/2012
ALMARS Active Number: 032/12

R 271935Z JUL 12
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 032/12
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/222ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF ALL WHO WEAR THE EAGLE, GLOBE AND ANCHOR, IT IS WITH GREAT RESPECT THAT I SEND BEST WISHES TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ON YOUR 222ND ANNIVERSARY.
2.  SINCE 4 AUGUST 1790, THE NATIONS OLDEST CONTINUOUS SEAGOING SERVICE HAS SUPERBLY PROVIDED MARITIME SAFETY, SECURITY AND STEWARDSHIP.  TODAY YOU CONTINUE THIS PRAISEWORTHY MISSION, SAVING LIVES, PROTECTING AMERICAN COASTS AND PORTS, AND GUARDING U.S. INTEREST OVERSEAS.  THROUGHOUT YOUR STORIED HISTORY, IN TIMES OF WAR AND PEACE, YOU HAVE HELD FAST TO YOUR CORE VALUES OF HONOR, RESPECT, AND DEVOTION TO DUTY, CREATING A PROUD LEGACY OF SERVICE TO OUR GREAT NATION.
3.  AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR ANNIVERSARY, KNOW THAT THE ENTIRE MARINE CORPS REMAINS PROUD OF YOUR SACRIFICES AND SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY.
4.  SEMPER FIDELIS AND SEMPER PARATUS, JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//