Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to the United States Navy
3 July <4> 1918
ALNAV 91 – Greetings to all in the naval service on July Fourth period It must stir all hearts to know the confidence which the American people repose in the Navy period That confidence is justified by the patriotism and deeds of American sailors 03004
Source Note: Sn:Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The radiogram is dated 3 July but some crossed through the “3” and handwrote “4,” The latter dating is confirmed by the time stamp at the end of the text and by the text itself. This particular copy of the cable was addressed to the headquarters of VAdm. William S. Sims in London.