HOLIDAY MESSAGE 2008

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NAVADMIN 351/08
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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  I SEND MY WARMEST AND BEST WISHES TO ALL SAILORS, 
NAVY FAMILIES, AND NAVY CIVILIANS FOR A VERY JOYOUS HOLIDAY SEASON.
2.  TO OUR SHIPMATES DEPLOYED IN THE DEFENSE OF OUR NATION, THANK YOU 
FOR YOUR EFFORTS AND DEDICATED SERVICE.  BECAUSE OF YOU, OUR NATION CAN 
CELEBRATE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON IN SAFETY AND SECURITY WITH THE KNOWLEDGE 
THAT OUR NAVY REMAINS VIGILANT IN DEFENDING OUR FREEDOM AT HOME AND 
ABROAD.  WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE AND LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR SAFE 
RETURN.  
3.  FOR THOSE WHO ARE CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS ON THE HOME FRONT, IT IS 
A TIME TO RELAX WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  PLEASE TAKE CARE IN YOUR 
TRAVEL AND CELEBRATIONS AS THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE TO YOUR FAMILY, 
FRIENDS, AND SHIPMATES IS YOUR SAFE RETURN.  DO ALL YOU CAN TO ENSURE 
ALL MEMBERS OF OUR NAVY TEAM ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON SAFELY.  BE 
VIGILANT IN YOUR DUTIES AND LOOK OUT FOR YOUR SHIPMATES.  
4.  REMEMBER THAT WHEREVER YOU ARE THIS SEASON, YOU ARE SERVING THE 
WORLD'S GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD'S FINEST NAVY.  I APPRECIATE 
GREATLY AND AM PROUD OF EVERYTHING YOU DO.  FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS, 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS. 
5.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// 
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