R 062034Z OCT 14 PSN 968889K48
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N00/OCT//
SUBJ/NAVY BIRTHDAY 2014//
1. Happy 239th Birthday Navy! On October 13TH, it is important that we
reflect on who we are and where we started. It is a day which marks the
cornerstone of our proud service beginnings.
2. As you operate forward, and stand the watch around the globe, you embody
the characteristics of the patriots that went before us. Our greatest
traditions live within the foundation of their courage and perseverance. On
this day, we pause and remember the proud heritage and service of previous
Shipmates. Likewise, we will always remember those veterans who made the
ultimate sacrifice for our Navy and our Nation.
3. This year, our Birthday theme is *thanking those who support
us.* Our families, friends, communities, industry, and organizations have
helped support us and we owe a debt of gratitude. Our success as individuals
and as a Navy is achieved with them at our side. We could not execute our
mission at a high level without their unwavering support.
4. Moving forward, we will continue to use the three tenets:
Warfighting First, Operate Forward, Be Ready. We will be ready
today, while also building the Navy to win tomorrow. From 13
October 1775 until today, history has proven time and again that a powerful
Navy is vital to ensuring the prosperity of our economy and the safety of our
citizens. This is the legacy we celebrate today. Happy Birthday, Shipmates!
5. Released by the Chief of Naval Operations.//