221ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Date Signed: 7/21/2011
ALMARS Active Number: 029/11

R 211916Z JUL 11
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 029/11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/221ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF MARINES SERVING THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, I CONGRATULATE THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD ON YOUR HISTORIC 221ST ANNIVERSARY.
2.  ONE OF THE OLDEST FEDERAL ORGANIZATIONS, THE COAST GUARD HAS PROUDLY SERVED OUR NATION SINCE ITS INCEPTION ON 4 AUGUST 1790.  THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE COAST GUARD ARE "SEMPER PARATUS" TO DEFEND OUR GREAT NATION, PROTECT AMERICAN PORTS AND COASTS, AND GUARD AMERICAN INTERESTS OVERSEAS, WHILE PROTECTING AND SAVING LIVES ON THE OPEN SEAS.
3.  MARINES ARE PROUD TO SERVE SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH OUR BRETHREN SEA SERVICE.  FROM COMBAT IN WORLD WAR II TO PROTECTING OUR NATION AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH, COASTGUARDSMEN HAVE VALIANTLY FOUGHT AND DIED ALONGSIDE OUR MARINES.  WE SALUTE YOUR CORE VALUES OF HONOR, RESPECT AND DEVOTION TO DUTY ON THIS HISTORIC OCCASION.
4.  SEMPER FIDELIS.  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//