UNITED STATES ARMY ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 6/03/2008
ALMARS Active Number: 020/08

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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF MARINES EVERYWHERE, I SALUTE THE
BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR
233RD ANNIVERSARY.  THROUGHOUT OUR NATION'S HISTORY, YOU HAVE SERVED
AND FOUGHT VALIANTLY DURING TIMES OF PEACE AND CONFLICT.
2.  SINCE ITS FOUNDING ON 14 JUNE 1775, THE UNITED STATES ARMY HAS
EARNED THE DEEP ADMIRATION OF THE MARINE CORPS AND THE SINCERE
APPRECIATION OF A GRATEFUL NATION.  JUST AS WE HAVE IN MANY ICONIC
BATTLES OF THE PAST - SUCH AS BELLEAU WOOD, OKINAWA, AND THE CHOSIN
RESERVOIR - MARINES AND SOLDIERS ARE ONCE AGAIN STANDING
SIDE-BY-SIDE IN SUSTAINED COMBAT OPERATIONS AS WE PREVAIL OVER A
RESILIENT AND DETERMINED ENEMY.
3.  WHEREVER THE CALL TO DUTY FINDS YOU AS YOU CELEBRATE THIS
MILESTONE, KNOW THAT ALL MARINES SALUTE YOU FOR YOUR BATTLEFIELD
COURAGE AND UNFAILING DEVOTION TO SERVING THIS COUNTRY.
4.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS,
COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//