R 031240Z AUG 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/UNITED STATES COAST GUARD BIRTHDAY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of all Marines, I am honored to salute the United States Coast Guard on the occasion of your 231st anniversary.
2. Since 4 August 1790, the Coast Guard has been “Always Ready” to protect and serve the United States and its citizens at sea, on interior waterways, and in the air. As the lead service protecting our shores in times of peace, and war, you have achieved an enviable legacy of success in safeguarding the American people, promoting national security, protecting border security, and preserving economic prosperity.
3. For 231 years the Coast Guard has demonstrated selfless devotion to duty and unstinting courage in the face of extreme danger – whether in battle against our nation’s enemies or in the face of nature’s wrath. Marines have the highest admiration and respect for your professional acumen and virtuous performance, and are proud to stand with you in defense of our great nation. Happy 231st!
4. Semper Fidelis. David H. Berger, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//