VETERANS DAY MESSAGE 2011

Date Signed: 11/03/2011
ALMARS Active Number: 044/11

R 032038Z NOV 11
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 044/11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/VETERANS DAY MESSAGE 2011//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  VETERANS DAY OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT ON THE REMARKABLE LEGACY OF VALOR, DEDICATION, AND SELFLESS SERVICE MADE BY ALL AMERICAN MILITARY MEMBERS.  TODAY, AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE AT WAR, THE CONCEPT OF THIS HALLOWED DAY OF REMEMBRANCE RESONATES EVER MORE DEEPLY WITH MARINES AND SAILORS IN UNIFORM.
2.  AS WE COMMEMORATE VETERANS DAY THIS YEAR, LET US PAUSE TO HONOR THE ILLUSTRIOUS WARFIGHTING LEGACY FORGED BY OUR PREDECESSORS AND EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO THOSE WHO SERVE WITH UTMOST COURAGE AND DEVOTION TODAY.  TO ALL WARRIORS, PAST AND PRESENT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR MANY SACRIFICES AND YOUR UNWAVERING FIDELITY...YOU ARE WHAT THIS DAY IS ALL ABOUT.
3.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//