Retiring Coast Guardsmen
I extend to you my personal thanks and the
sincere appreciation of a grateful nation for your
contribution of honorable service to our country.
You have helped maintain the security of the
nation during a critical time in its history with
a devotion to duty and a spirit of sacrifice in
keeping with the proud traditions of military service.
Your commitment and dedication have been
an inspiration for those who will follow in your
footsteps, and for all Americans who join me today
in saluting you for a job extremely “well done.”
My best wishes to you for happiness
and success in the future.