UNITED STATES ARMY ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE

Date Signed: 5/13/2008
ALMARS Active Number: 029/07

UNCLAS 042144Z MAY 07
CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
AL ALMAR(UC)
ALMAR
ALMAR 029/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CMC//
SUBJ/UNITED STATES ARMY ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE//
POC/SGT M.E. BELL/ADMIN CHIEF/CMC STAFF GROUP/-/TEL:(703)614-2326//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF AMERICA'S "SOLDIERS OF THE SEA," IT
IS AN HONOR TO SEND BEST WISHES TO OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS
AS YOU CELEBRATE THE 232ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY!
2.  SINCE 14 JUNE 1775, THE ARMY HAS DEFENDED THIS NATION AND HER
INTERESTS WITH COURAGE AND DEDICATION - FROM THE EARLY STRUGGLE FOR
AMERICA'S INDEPENDENCE TO PRESENT DAY CONFLICTS.  AS MARINES AND
SOLDIERS STAND SHOULDER-TO-SHOULDER IN THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AROUND
THE GLOBE, WE BUILD UPON A LEGACY OF TEAMWORK THAT HAS ITS ROOTS IN
PLACES LIKE BELLEAU WOOD, GUADALCANAL, OKINAWA, INCHON, AND FALLUJAH.
3.  AS YOU CELEBRATE THIS IMPORTANT DAY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, KNOW
THAT THE MARINE CORPS IS PROUD TO STAND WITH THE PATRIOTS OF THE U.S.
ARMY WHOSE BRAVE SACRIFICES AND SELFLESS DEVOTION TO DUTY HELP KEEP
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SAFE FROM HARM.  IT IS YOUR WARRIOR ETHOS, YOUR
ARMY VALUES, AND YOUR PEOPLE THAT ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUND THE
WORLD - ARMY STRONG! SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U. S.
MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//