Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels to All United States Naval Forces

U. S. NAVAL DESPATCH

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11-11-18 9:10 PM

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Via Norfolk Broadcast Address Alnav

          One hundred seventy four Alnav

     The signing of the Armistice makes this the greatest day for our country since the signing of the Declaration of Independence period. For the world there has been no day so momentous for Liberty period. I send greetings and congratulations to all in the Naval establishment at home and abroad period. The test of war found the Navy ready fit and every man on his toes period. Every day, all the men in the service have given fresh proof of devotion, loyalty, and efficiency period. In America and in all other countries the people have applauded Naval initiative and Naval resourcefulness period As we rejoice in the victory for every principle that caused us to enter the war, let us be thankful that when the American people needed a Navy, we were ready with all facilities and were rapidly creating all others that could be employed. paragraph

     With warm appreciation for the perfect team work and splendid co-operation

          Josephus Daniels, Secretary Navy.

Source Note: Cable, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Box 679. This cable appears on a printed form, with additional boxes at the bottom of the form that have been left blank. These are omitted.

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