US ARMY ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 6/03/2013
ALMARS Active Number: 020/13

R 032051Z JUN 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 020/13
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/US ARMY ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF ALL MARINES SERVING AROUND THE WORLD, IT IS AN HONOR TO CONGRATULATE THE US ARMY ON YOUR 238TH BIRTHDAY.
2.  YOUR STORIED HERITAGE TRACES ITS ROOTS TO 14 JUNE 1775 WHEN THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS RAISED TEN COMPANIES OF RIFLEMEN UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON.  FOR MORE THAN TWO CENTURIES, SOLDIERS OF THE US ARMY HAVE DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES ON COUNTLESS BATTEFIELDS AND CONTINUE A LEGACY OF HONOR, DETERMINATION AND VALOR.  TODAY, THOUSANDS OF YOUR FELLOW WARFIGHTERS BRAVE THE DANGERS OF COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN, BRINGING HOPE TO THE AFGHAN PEOPLE AND UPHOLDING THE PRINCIPLES OF LIBERTY.
3.  AS YOU COMMEMORATE YOUR ANNIVERSARY, KNOW THAT THE MARINE CORPS IS PROUD TO STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THE US ARMY.  ON THIS DAY, IT IS IMPORTANT TO PAUSE AND REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THE LAST FULL MEASURE AND HONOR THEIR SERVICE AND SELFLESS SACRIFICE.
4.  SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//