UNITED STATES ARMY ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE

Date Signed: 5/31/2012
ALMARS Active Number: 019/12

R 312056Z MAY 12
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 019/12
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/MOZART//
SUBJ/UNITED STATES ARMY ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF ALL MARINES, I AM HONORED TO EXTEND HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ARMY COMRADES AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR 237TH ANNIVERSARY.
2.  BORN DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ON 14 JUNE 1775, THE U.S. ARMY HAS CONSISTENTLY ANSWERED OUR NATION'S CALL BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD, FIGHTING WITH VALOR TO PRESERVE DEMOCRACY AND THE FREEDOM OF MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD.  AS SOLDIERS OF THE SEA, MARINES TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN AN HONORABLE TRADITION OF SERVICE ALONGSIDE OUR FELLOW ARMY SOLDIERS IN THE FIELDS OF FRANCE IN WORLD WAR I, THE ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC IN WORLD WAR II, THE HILLS AND VALLEYS OF KOREA AND IN THE JUNGLES OF VIETNAM.  THAT PROUD TRADITION WAS CARRIED FORWARD IN THE STREETS OF IRAQ AND CONTINUES TODAY IN THE RIVER VALLEYS OF AFGHANISTAN.
3.  AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR HISTORIC ANNIVERSARY, THE MARINE CORPS SALUTES OUR GALLANT BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS.  WE HONOR THOSE SOLDIERS WHO HAVE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR LIBERTY AND WE CELEBRATE THE WARRIOR SPIRIT OF ALL SOLDIERS SERVING IN THE U.S. ARMY TODAY.  CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
4.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//