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A Holiday Message from Admiral Abbot

The following message was sent to members of the NMCRS community in December 2013:
Dear Friends of the Society,
The holiday season is such a good time of year for family gatherings and celebrations. We are particularly grateful to have our whole family with us this year, and the opportunity to create new traditions and memories with our one-year-old granddaughter. We are mindful that Marines and Sailors all over the world are standing the watch for us so that we can enjoy this holiday surrounded by family. 
In the midst of this season of celebration, gift giving and family fun, we should take a moment to reflect on our many blessings. At NMCRS, the greatest gift we are given is the amazingly talented and passionately dedicated volunteers and staff members who loyally carry out our mission, 24/7 around the globe. Thank you for what you do every day of the year.
We are also blessed with compassionate donors and supporters who are making a difference for Navy and Marine Corps service members. We are grateful for your trust and support – our success depends on you.
As you celebrate the season - travel safely, and may you be blessed with family, friends, good health and happiness. Marjorie joins me in wishing each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Steve Abbot
Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret)
President and CEO
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
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