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NLUS National President Navy Birthday Message

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    Every member get a member. Sam Sorenson Every member get a member . involved. Phil Dunmire Just do it. Nike ... From: Navy League of the United States
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 12, 2012
      "Every member get a member." Sam Sorenson
      "Every member get a member … involved." Phil Dunmire
      "Just do it." Nike

      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Friday, October 12, 2012 8:07 AM
      Subject: NLUS National President Navy Birthday Message

      Happy Birthday U.S. Navy

      Tomorrow, our Navy celebrates its birthday and we are reminded of all it has done to shape our nation. For 237 years, our Navy has protected our interests at home and abroad and ensured freedom of the seas – proving that it is the world’s pre-eminent maritime force.
      President Theodore Roosevelt, who as you well know encouraged the founding of Navy League, once said “a good navy is not a provocation to war, it is the surest guaranty of peace.” His words then are just as relevant today. Our Navy has more than 320,000 Sailors, many deployed around the globe. They vigilantly live by the tenets of warfighting first, maintaining a forward operating presence, and always being ready. By providing offshore options that deter, influence, and win, they quickly remind any potential adversary that our nation is ready at a moment’s notice to take the fight to them. Through the teamwork, talent, and imagination of a diverse force, they have shown they are ready to fight today, while continuing to build the capability to win tomorrow.
      During this year, our nation has begun to commemorate the War of 1812. From New Orleans to the eastern seaboard to the Great Lakes – our Navy, along with its Marine Corps and Coast Guard partners, actively engaged with the American public to remember the legacy from which they were forged. As the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert recently said, “We can never forget the Sailors who fought in 1812 and what we learned. They were brave and innovative Sailors with an amazing warfighting spirit. They made us what we are today, and their spirit and self-sacrifice live on in our bold, proficient and confident Sailors.”
      Many of our Navy League councils played in active role in supporting 1812 commemorative events at Navy Weeks and Fleet Weeks – everything from helping with ship tours, hosting special events for the Sailors, and manning the Navy League educational booth. Other councils helped bring our Navy’s newest ships to life by supporting the commissioning ceremonies for ships such as USS Fort Worth and USS Michael Murphy. Our councils supported the sea service in many other ways, such as engaging with members of Congress to help fend off the devastating effects of sequestration or supporting our Sea Cadets and developing future leaders. Your tireless efforts go to the heart of our missions and are greatly appreciated.
      As always, I thank you for your continued support in ensuring all of our sea services – the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S.-Flagged Merchant Marine – have the highest level of support. I continue to stress the importance of getting each and every member actively involved. Our brave men and women, and the nation they support, deserve nothing less!
      Every member get a member … involved.
      Philip L. Dunmire
      National President
      Navy League of the United States

      The Navy League's 2012 Membership Contest

      This year’s 4th quarter contest runs from October 1st through December 31, 2012 and features several opportunities to win – a monthly winner of an Apple® iPad™ 2 (for yourself or just in time to wrap up for the holidays). PLUS one Grand Prize winner of $1,000.

      As a final twist, one of the Grand Prize winner's recruits will also win an
      iPad™ 2!

      Click here or go to the Navy League website - for complete contest rules.

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