WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy released a video message from the chief of naval operations (CNO) Sept. 29 for the Navy's upcoming 235th birthday.
"As the Navy celebrates 235 years of service to the nation, it is important to reflect on the vital work our Sailors do and how seapower of our Navy protects our way of life and provides for security and prosperity around the world," said CNO Adm. Gary Roughead.
CNO spoke about the accomplishments of the Navy and the important role it plays in the nation's history.
"Time and again, the U.S. Navy has seized opportunities in times of great challenge and risen to great achievements in peace and war," said Roughead.
Roughead thanked every Sailor for their personal sacrifice and commitment to defending their nation.
"Yours is the calling and the opportunity to serve our nation and it is a calling that not everyone can have," said Roughead.
To watch the CNO's birthday message, visit http://www.navy.mil/navydata/featurePlay.asp?id=107.
To download the message, visit http://www.navy.mil/view_flash_gallery.asp and click on "Download" next to the video entitled, "CNO's Navy Birthday Message 2010."
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