MCPON Memorial Day Weekend Message

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SAN DIEGO (Feb. 10, 2015) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visits Sailors assigned to Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Squadron. Stevens toured the LCS training facility and visited Sailors stationed aboard Naval Base San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin L. Carey/Released)
SAN DIEGO (Feb. 10, 2015) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visits Sailors assigned to Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Squadron. Stevens toured the LCS training facility and visited Sailors stationed aboard Naval Base San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin L. Carey/Released)

MCPON Memorial Day Weekend Message

by: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Stuart B. Phillips, Office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy | .
U.S. Navy | .
published: May 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (NNS) --

Shipmates,

Memorial Day is upon us, and I would like to take a moment with you to solemnly reflect on the significance of this occasion. We owe so much to the men and women who have paid the ultimate price as they served under our nation's flag.

Since 1776, our patriots have fought to defend those "certain unalienable rights" - Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Our way of life has been made possible by their resolute dedication, their tenacity, and ultimately, their sacrifice. We honor them for that sacrifice this Memorial Day. We honor them through remembrance as we take a knee and bow our heads in tribute. Just as importantly, we honor them by standing the watch.

Theresa and I are deeply grateful to you and your families for the sacrifices you make.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend and please stay safe out there.

Very Respectfully,

MCPON

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