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Date Signed: 5/18/2015
ALMARS Number: 008/15

R 181138Z MAY 15
ALMAR 008/15
GENTEXT/RMKS/1.  Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the principles of liberty and democracy. As this day of remembrance approaches, I encourage Marines and Sailors to pause and reflect on those individuals from all Services who gave their lives in defense of our Nation.
2.  As the Nation's force in readiness, the Marine Corps has an enduring responsibility to respond to the unexpected, and each of you are essential to that obligation. This Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer I ask that you employ sound judgment in all of your activities. Take the time to enjoy some well earned rest and relaxation, but never forget your duty to always be ready when your Nation call on our Corps.
3.  To those Marines and Sailors who are forward deployed, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to your safe  return.
4.  Semper Fidelis, Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//