MILITARY FAMILY MONTH

Date Signed: 11/08/2012
ALMARS Active Number: 043/12

R 081700Z NOV 12
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 043/12
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS //
SUBJ/MILITARY FAMILY MONTH//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS NOVEMBER MARKS THE 19TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF MILITARY FAMILY MONTH.  THIS OBSERVANCE, SPONSORED BY THE ARMED SERVICES YMCA, RECOGNIZES AND THANKS THE FAMILIES OF ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL.
2.  KEEPING FAITH WITH OUR MARINES, OUR SAILORS AND OUR FAMILIES REMAINS ONE OF MY TOP PRIORITIES.  AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THIS IS PROVIDING INNOVATIVE FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS THAT DEVELOP, MAINTAIN AND SUSTAIN OUR FAMILIES WHEREVER POSSIBLE.  I TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN THE CONTRIBUTIONS OUR MARINE CORPS FAMILY MAKES.  MARINES, SAILORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS CONSISTENTLY DEMONSTRATE STRENGTH AND DEVOTION THROUGH SERVICE AND SACRIFICE.  YOUR REMARKABLE CONTRIBUTIONS ARE CONTINUALLY REFLECTED BY YOUR PASSION AND RESILIENCY.
3.  BONNIE AND I COMMEND THE CONTINUED FIDELITY OF MARINE CORPS FAMILIES STATIONED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND PAUSE TO RECOGNIZE THEIR PATRIOTISM AND DEDICATION.  THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO.  WE JOIN A GRATEFUL NATION IN EXTENDING OUR APPRECIATION TO OUR FAMILIES AND ENCOURAGE COMMANDERS TO PROMOTE AND PARTICIPATE IN APPROPRIATE SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES IN RECOGNITION OF MILITARY FAMILY MONTH.
4.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//