U.S. MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY 2007

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SUBJ/U.S. MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY 2007// 


GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF YOUR SHIPMATES IN THE NAVY, I WISH ALL 
MARINES A HAPPY 232ND BIRTHDAY.
2.  THROUGHOUT OUR NATION'S HISTORY THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS TEAM HAS 
BEEN ESSENTIAL TO U.S. DIPLOMACY AND MILITARY OPERATIONS AROUND THE 
WORLD.  THE U.S. MARINE CORPS TAKES THE FIGHT TO THE ENEMY COURAGEOUSLY, 
UPHOLDING ITS LEGENDARY STATUS AS THE WORLD?S PREEMINENT FIGHTING FORCE.  
TODAY, SIX YEARS AFTER THE TERRIBLE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH, MARINES 
AND SAILORS ARE TOGETHER MAKING CRITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN THEATERS 
WORLD-WIDE WITH OUR ALLIES, FRIENDS, AND PARTNERS TO CONFRONT, DETER, 
AND DEFEAT OUR ENEMIES AND ENSURE SECURITY, STABILITY, AND PROSPERITY.
3.  U.S. MARINES HAVE ALWAYS EXEMPLIFIED SELFLESS SERVICE AND GREAT 
SACRIFICE.  YOUR RICH HERITAGE STRETCHES FROM THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 
TO CURRENT OPERATIONS IN ANBAR, AFRICA, AND THE PACIFIC.  MARINES ARE 
IN THE FIGHT TO ENSURE OUR NATION'S FREEDOM AND THE UNITED STATES NAVY 
IS PROUD TO SERVE BESIDE YOU.
4.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND FOR WHAT YOU DO FOR OUR NATION - AND 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, U.S. MARINE CORPS!
5.  WARM REGARDS, ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.//

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