What Is the Coast Guard Motto?


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The motto of the Coast Guard is the Latin phrase "Semper Paratus," which translates to "Always Ready" in English. As of 2014, the United States Coast Guard has been in existence for approximately 224 years and has 42,000 men and women in active duty.

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The Coast Guard was legally established on Jan. 28, 1915, as a branch of the military forces of the United States and has the same allowances and pay as the other branches of the military. Historically, the Coast Guard has taken part in major American engagements, such as World War I and II as well as the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

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