UNITED STATES ARMY ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE

Date Signed: 5/13/2008
ALMARS Active Number: 023/06

R 050730Z JUNE 06
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL ALMAR(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 023/06
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/UNITED STATES ARMY ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE//
POC/SGT K. PTAK/ADMIN CHIEF/CMC STAFF GROUP/-/TEL:(703)614-2326
/EMAIL:PTAKKK@HQMC.USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE MARINE CORPS, IT IS AN
HONOR TO SEND HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ARMY BROTHERS AND
SISTERS IN ARMS AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR 231ST ANNIVERSARY
2.  SINCE JUNE 14, 1775, WHEN THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS RAISED 10
COMPANIES OF EXPERT RIFLEMEN TO SERVE IN THE COMMON DEFENSE OF THE
COLONIES, AMERICAN SOLDIERS HAVE INSPIRED THEIR FELLOW PATRIOTS WITH
SELFLESS SERVICE TO THE NATION.  WITH THOUSANDS OF SOLDIERS FORWARD
DEPLOYED AROUND THE GLOBE SERVING ADMIRABLY IN THE LONG WAR ON
TERROR, THE UNITED STATES ARMY CONTINUES TO EPITOMIZE OUR SHARED
VALUES OF HONOR, COURAGE, AND RESOLVE. 
3.  AS YOU CELEBRATE THIS ANNIVERSARY AT FORTS AND BASES BOTH AT
HOME AND OVERSEAS IN HARM'S WAY, REST ASSURED THAT THE "SOLDIERS OF
THE SEA" SHARE IN YOUR COMMEMORATION AND ARE PROUD TO STAND
SHOULDER-TO-SHOULDER WITH YOU IN THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES.
SEMPER FIDELIS, M. W. HAGEE.  GENERAL, U. S. MARINE CORPS,
COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//