Semper paratus

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"SEMPER PARATUS" inscribed on the official flag of the U.S. Coast Guard
For the common motto of the scouting movement, see Scout Motto. For the 1928 song, see Semper Paratus (march).

Semper Paratus is a Latin phrase, meaning "Always ready". It is used as the official motto of some organizations, such as the United States Coast Guard. A 1928 song of the same name is also used as the U.S. Coast Guard's official motto, and appears on the organization's flag.



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  1. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003
  2. ^ "Semper Paratus" (Always Ready)
  • ""Semper Paratus" (Always Ready)". Coast Guard History - FAQ's. U.S. Coast Guard Historian's Office. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  • Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments

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