HOLIDAY MESSAGE 2009

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R 090054Z DEC 09

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SUBJ/HOLIDAY MESSAGE 2009//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  I EXTEND MY WARMEST HOLIDAY WISHES TO ALL SAILORS, 
NAVY CIVILIANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON.



2.  FOR OUR SHIPMATES DEPLOYED, I EXTEND MY SINCERE APPRECIATION FOR 
YOUR EFFORTS IN CONTRIBUTING TO SAFETY, SECURITY, AND PROSPERITY AROUND 
THE WORLD.  BECAUSE OF YOUR SERVICE, OUR NATION CELEBRATES THIS HOLIDAY 
SEASON WITH REASSURANCE THAT THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL NAVY IS CARRYING 
OUT ITS MISSION TO DEFEND OUR HOMELAND.

3.  FOR OUR SHIPMATES AT HOME, NOW IS THE TIME TO CELEBRATE WITH 
FAMILIES, FRIENDS, AND LOVED ONES.  THIS HOLIDAY SEASON PROVIDES A TIME 
OF RELAXATION AND REFLECTION.  LET US NEVER FORGET THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN 
THEIR LIVES IN THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR OUR NAVY AND NATION.

4.  AS YOU CELEBRATE THIS SPECIAL TIME, DO SO RESPONSIBLY AND KEEP 
SAFETY A PRIORITY.  PROPER HOLIDAY PLANNING AND SAFE TRAVELING IS THE 
BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.

5.  I AM HONORED TO SERVE WITH YOU DURING THIS IMPORTANT TIME IN OUR 
NATION'S HISTORY AS YOU CONTINUE TO BE A GLOBAL FORCE FOR GOOD.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND THAT OF YOUR FAMILIES.  KEEP UP THE 
EXTRAORDINARY WORK AND HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON.

6.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.//

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