2D MARINE DIVISION ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 1/28/2014
ALMARS Active Number: 003/14

R 281914Z JAN 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 003/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/2D MARINE DIVISION ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/
1. I AM HONORED TO CONGRATULATE THE MARINES AND SAILORS OF THE 2D MARINE DIVISION AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR 72ND ANNIVERSARY.
2. SINCE ACTIVATION ON 1 FEBRUARY 1941, YOUR LEGACY OF HONOR, COURAGE, AND PERSONAL SACRIFICE HAS ADMIRABLY SERVED THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM. FROM THE BEACHES AND JUNGLES OF THE PACIFIC IN WORLD WAR II, POST-WAR CARIBBEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN SHORES, AND THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ, TO HUMANITARIAN RELIEF MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD, YOU HAVE ESTABLISHED A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS OF MARINES WILL STRIVE TO EMULATE. YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE IDEALS OF LIBERTY AND DEMOCRACY CONTINUE TO INSPIRE ALL FREEDOM LOVING NATIONS, JUST AS YOUR DEEDS HAVE CREATED A RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT IN TIME OF WAR AND PEACE THAT IS "SECOND TO NONE."
3. AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR PROUD PAST, PAUSE TO REMEMBER YOUR FALLEN COMRADES. THEIR LOSS WILL FOREVER REMAIN AS A REMINDER OF THE HIGH COST OF LIBERTY.
4. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND SEMPER FIDELIS. JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//