VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK

Date Signed: 4/13/2012
ALMARS Active Number: 009/12

R 112153Z APR 12
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 009/12
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK//
POC/SHELITA WINFIELD/NF-04/UNIT:MFZ/-/TEL:703-784-0296/EMAIL:SHELITA.WINFIELD(AT)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  IN RECOGNITION OF THE COUNTLESS INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR TIME, EFFORT AND TALENTS IN SUPPORT OF MARINES AND THEIR FAMILIES, OUR CORPS WILL CELEBRATE VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK FROM 15-21 APRIL.  IN OUR 11TH YEAR AT WAR, AS WE REMAIN THE NATION'S FORWARD DEPLOYED AND FORWARD ENGAGED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN READINESS,  MARINE CORPS VOLUNTEERS CONTINUE TO MAKE SELFLESS AND EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS.  THE BENEFIT TO OUR CORPS FROM THE LOYAL CADRE OF VOLUNTEERS WHO SELFLESSLY GIVE THEIR TIME AND EFFORT AND WHO DISPLAY AN INDOMITABLE SPIRIT OF SERVICE TO OTHERS IS NOTABLE.  THIS YEAR'S VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK THEME IS "CELEBRATING PEOPLE IN ACTION."  ACCORDINGLY, THERE IS A NEED TO RECOGNIZE OUR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE IMAGINATIVE WAYS THEY ENGAGE OUR COMMUNITIES AND FOSTER RESILIENCE IN OUR MARINES AND THEIR FAMILIES. THROUGH THEIR DEMONSTRATED COMMITMENT, COMPASSION AND GRACIOUSNESS, VOLUNTEERS ARE KEEPING FAITH WITH THE INSTITUTION AND BUILDING A LASTING LEGACY OF SERVICE TO OUR CORPS.
2.  DURING VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK, COMMANDERS SHALL TAKE TIME OUT TO RECOGNIZE THE SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM BY PLANNING ACTIVITIES THAT CONVEY GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION FOR THOSE WHO GENEROUSLY GIVE SO MUCH TO ENHANCE OUR MISSION READINESS.
3.  IT IS WITH GREAT CONVICTION OF PURPOSE, DEDICATION AND SUPPORT THAT BONNIE AND I EXTEND OUR DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE GIVEN SO FREELY OF THEIR TIME AND RESOURCES TO OUR MARINE CORPS.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR FIDELITY.
4.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//