HOLIDAY MESSAGE

Date Signed: 6/15/2007
ALMARS Active Number: 053/06

R 201557Z DEC 06
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL ALMAR(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 053/06
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CMC//
SUBJ/HOLIDAY MESSAGE//
POC/SGT M. BELL/ADMIN CHIEF/CMC STAFF GROUP//TEL:(703) 614-2326//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. SEASON'S GREETINGS TO THE MARINE CORPS FAMILY AND
BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON.     
2. THIS PAST YEAR HAS BEEN A CHALLENGING ONE - AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF
YOU HAVE RISEN TO EACH CHALLENGE WITH THE HONOR, COURAGE, AND COMMITMENT
THAT OUR NATION EXPECTS OF HER MARINES.  THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AGAIN FINDS
MANY OF OUR MARINES AND SAILORS SERVING IN HARM'S WAY IN AUSTERE LOCALES
AROUND THE WORLD OR JUST RETURNING FROM THE FIGHT.  KNOW THAT YOU ARE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE, AND AMERICANS ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE AND
YOUR MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THIS LONG WAR.         
3. IF YOU ARE AT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO RELAX
AND SPEND TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES.  NEVER FORGET THAT YOU ARE THE
CORPS' MOST PRECIOUS ASSET, AND YOUR SAFETY AND WELFARE IS ALWAYS OUR
CONCERN.  PLEASE ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF, BUT REMEMBER TO TAKE CARE OF
YOURSELVES AND EACH OTHER.  THE WORST END TO A HOLIDAY SEASON IS THE
SENSELESS AND NEEDLESS DEATH OF ANY ONE OF OUR WARRIORS.   
4. MY WIFE, ANNETTE, AND I SINCERELY WISH ALL MARINES AND MARINE
FAMILIES A MEMORABLE HOLIDAY SEASON AND SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR.  SEMPER
FIDELIS, JAMES T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE
MARINE CORPS.//