MILITARY FAMILY MONTH

Date Signed: 5/14/2008
ALMARS Active Number: 044/06

R 301955Z OCT 06
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL ALMAR(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 044/06
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/MILITARY FAMILY MONTH//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  SINCE 1996, THE ARMED SERVICES YMCA,
WITH THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE PRESIDENT, HAS DEDICATED NOVEMBER
AS MILITARY FAMILY MONTH.  THIS PAYS TRIBUTE TO MILITARY
FAMILIES AND THE BURDENS THEY BEAR IN SUPPORT OF THEIR
SERVICEMEMBERS. 
2.  THIS NOVEMBER, AS MILITARY FAMILY MONTH COMMENCES, WE
MUST REFLECT ON OUR FAMILIES' SACRIFICES AS OUR WARRIORS
CONTINUE TO TRAIN AND DEPLOY FOR COMBAT OPERATION AND OTHER CRISES.
WE KNOW THAT THE OPERATIONAL TEMPO HAS RESULTED IN
LONG WORKING HOURS AND DIFFICULT DEPLOYMENTS.  OUR MILITARY
FAMILIES HAVE BORNE THESE STRESSES WITH DIGNITY, PRIDE, AND
PERSEVERANCE.  I COMMEND THEIR STRENGTH, LOVE OF THEIR
SERVICEMEMBERS, AND PATRIOTISM.  THEIR DEVOTION AND SUPPORT
IS FUNDAMENTAL FOR OUR RESOLVE AND AN EXAMPLE FOR THE NATION'S
WILL.
3.  COMMANDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PLAN FAMILY APPRECIATION
EVENTS AND ACTIVITES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH IN GRATITUDE TO ALL
OUR MILITARY FAMILIES.
4.  SEMPER FIDELIS AND KEEP ATTACKING, M. W. HAGEE, GENERAL,
U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//