MILITARY FAMILY MONTH

Date Signed: 11/15/2013
ALMARS Active Number: 041/13

R 152210Z NOV 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 041/13
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/MILITARY FAMILY MONTH//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS NOVEMBER WILL MARK THE 20TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF MILITARY FAMILY MONTH SPONSORED BY THE ARMED SERVICES YMCA.  THIS ANNUAL OBSERVANCE PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECOGNIZE AND THANK OUR FAMILIES FOR THEIR CONTINUOUS SUPPORT OF OUR MARINES AND SAILORS.
2.  AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE AT WAR, OUR MARINE CORPS FAMILIES CONTINUE TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO OUR NATION, THE MARINE CORPS AND THEIR SERVICE MEMBER.  THEY HAVE SACRIFICED THEIR FAMILY TIME AND SHOWN GREAT RESILIENCE WHILE THEIR MARINE OR SAILOR WAS DEPLOYED FIGHTING OUR NATION'S BATTLES.  THEIR COURAGE AND ENDURANCE AT HOME HAS BEEN A PILLAR OF STRENGTH FOR THEIR DEPLOYED SERVICE MEMBER.  THEIR EXTRAORDINARY LOYALTY TO THE MARINE CORPS IS A SOURCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO ALL.  BONNIE AND I ADMIRE THE CONTINUED DEDICATION OF MARINE CORPS FAMILIES AROUND THE WORLD.
3.  WE JOIN A GRATEFUL NATION IN EXTENDING OUR APPRECIATION TO OUR FAMILIES THIS NOVEMBER 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.//