LABOR DAY MESSAGE

Date Signed: 9/01/2009
ALMARS Active Number: 027/09

R 011736Z SEP 09
ALMAR 027/09
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/LABOR DAY MESSAGE//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. LABOR DAY OFFERS US THE OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE THE AMERICAN WORKER AND THE DAILY ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SACRIFICES THAT ARE MADE TO PRESERVE OUR AMERICAN VALUES. THIS HOLIDAY MARKS ANOTHER YEAR IN WHICH MANY OF OUR WARRIORS FIND THEMSELVES IN HARM'S WAY, PROTECTING THE INNOCENT AND PROJECTING THE IDEALS OF OUR GREAT NATION ABROAD. PLEASE KEEP THOSE FELLOW MARINES IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AS YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF.
2. THIS HOLIDAY WILL GIVE MANY OF YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO RELAX AND SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. NONE OF US EXPECT MISHAPS TO OCCUR WHILE WE ARE ON LIBERTY, BUT ACCIDENTS OFTEN STRIKE WHEN OUR GUARD IS DOWN. TAKE THE EXTRA TIME TO IDENTIFY RISKS AND POTENTIAL HAZARDS AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY. RELAX AND ENJOY THE WELL DESERVED TIME OFF.
3. SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//